Migrant child abuse story not a victory or defeat for anyone.

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

In the zero-sum-game political world we live in, a victory for one side of a polarized issue is considered a defeat for the other side. This is true with immigration and particularly true with the influx of families and unaccompanied minors coming to America’s southern border from Central America two summers ago, and still coming to a lesser degree. Americans are polarized between those who want to provide humanitarian aid  to these wretched people and those who see them as…

The indefinite detention of Mr. Abufayad

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Last week I wrote about the case of Tareq Abufayad. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed him to be removed from the United States because an FBI expert concluded he would become a terrorist in the future. I tried to read between the lines as to the “rest of the story” and invited readers to let me know whether I got it wrong or right. Since the posting, I had communication with people “in the know” and reviewed media reports…