Wouldn’t you like to be a parolee too?

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The usual outcry from people concerned about “illegal aliens” in the United States benefitting from legislation such as a DREAM-like Act, amnesty, or comprehensive immigration reform is that those that benefit from such legislation will end up going to the head of the line to the detriment of those who played by the rules. The fallacy of the argument is that illegal aliens face severe penalties that not only force them to the end of the line but create situations…

A net Sum v. Holder game

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

  I am often amazed how diligent the judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are in handling immigration cases. Though I often lament about how they got it wrong, failing to understand the bigger immigration context of their decision (like in the advance parole and visa waiver decisions discussed in the past), still this is a rather arcane and unsexy area of law for an appellate judge to have to be spending so much mental energy.