What do you do with a case like Villa-Anguiano v. Holder?

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

On August 14, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Villa-Anguiano v. Holder. What at first blush may seem like a victory for immigrant rights is actually a rather disappointing case and of extremely limited positive benefit. By way of background, in most cases, when a person (who is not being removed at the border where he or she applied for admission) is being removed, he or she has the right to an immigration court hearing, an appeal to…

“The law can’t be that ridiculous.”

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

These were the words of Judge Richard A. Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Sabri Samirah v. Eric Holder during oral argument  in Chicago on September 8, 2010. Having gleaned my understanding of the case from the oral argument, these are apparently the facts of the case.