USCIS adjudicators administer laws they do not understand.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

When I was a kid, I remember watching an interview with the then-current crop of Nobel Prize winners on television. The concept was that these men and women were the world’s brightest people and their insights on things outside of their professional expertises would be valuable. The Physics prize winner kept saying all kinds of non-mainstream things that made him seem odd compared the others whose views were within the norm, at least to my then-child’s mind.  One thing he…

What a difference a day makes.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Creating a minor buzz is a recent development in the State of Washington. On April 15, 2011, the governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire, signed a bill which reduces the maximum sentence for a gross misdemeanor to 364 days.  The punditry has commented that this is an important law for aliens because it stops many crimes from being classified as aggravated felonies. This is an important effect of the law, but not the most important one. More important is that it…