Policy change allows for parole of asylum seekers

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

In this blog I have posted many articles about the horrid policy where arriving alien asylum seekers are not released from detention until they are granted asylum or related relief. I pointed out that Australia had such a system and abandoned it just as the United States implemented a “no release” policy. I compared this policy to the Sound of Music where if this policy were in effect in Switzerland, Maria Von Trapp would have been detained upon arrival in…

Eric Holder was at DOJ during its darkest days for immigrants.

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Eric Holder was the Deputy Attorney General beginning September 5, 1997, until January 20, 2001. Janet Reno was the Attorney General at the time. Then, Mr. Holder became Acting Attorney General when George W. Bush became president until John Ashcroft became Attorney General on February 2, 2001. Most immigration practitioners who practiced in that period, 1997-2001, recall the period as one of the darkest in immigration law practice. In April 1996, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed AEDPA, the…