While skimming through social media, we came across a headline that read “ICE Agent Shoots Fleeing Suspect.” The headline was clearly intended to shock and anger those who read it. The article which followed the headline explained very clearly that the Immigration and...

The people of the United States have accepted a wide spectrum of religious practices and foreign “societal customs,” but have decried others as harmful to a decent society. One such harmful practice is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This practice involves the partial...

There is a difference with legal significance.

The world and this nation do not have a refugee crisis. Instead, we have a mass migration crisis. This mass migration crisis has serious consequences. Under current executive immigration policies, practices and procedures a...

It is clear from published media reports relating to the recent surge of illegal alien minors from Central America that among them are Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang elements and others with criminal histories and affiliations. It is also well known that Border Patrol a...

There is a conspicuous absence of good moral character considerations in determining eligibility for executive amnesty.  Good moral character has long been part of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA). In fact, the immigration law contains a definition for good mora...

 

DHS and the present Administration have trumpeted their policy of deporting criminal aliens as a priority.  We question the legitimacy of this claim, especially in light of the events of the past few years.

 

First, let us look at the Department of Homeland Security’s (...

In our days at the immigration court, it was a serious and somber moment when, at the conclusion of a hearing, we rendered a decision finding an illegal alien inadmissible or removable, denying all applications for relief from removal, and issuing an order removing tha...

 

We read with great interest a letter written by a group of Representatives to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about potential violations of the Misappropriation Act and the Antideficiency Act by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The letter (attach...

 

As yet another presidential election cycle approaches, immigration remains on the forefront of the issues the candidates must address. We believe that the questions that each one of us should pose to these candidates must include questions concerning their intentions...

 

We would never, under ordinary circumstances, pass along an email we received and include it in our “Views from the Bench.” However, this eloquent commentary struck such a chord in our social consciences that we felt you deserve a chance to read it. It has significanc...

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