In a refreshing break from the Bush Administration’s enforcement strategy, John Morton, President Obama’s nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that, if he is nominated, immigration law enforcement efforts would focus less on unauthorized workers and more on the employers who hire them: “We need to place … Continue Reading
“Equal Justice under Law” is inscribed on the facade of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The theory (uttered not by the Court but by the building’s architect) suggests that our government doles out justice blindly and equally, not only to the high and mighty but also to the lowly and powerless. The facade of equal justice is … Continue Reading
The New York Times reported this week on a fascinating scientific study. Researchers have discovered the possibility that bad memories can be deleted from our minds. The prospect of applying this finding to the world of immigration is even more intriguing.
Imagine a series of instant replays of a rough-and-tumble ground game involving evenly matched teams at the Superbowl. Hulks and behemoths line up on each side of the scrimmage line. The players wait for the snap of the football. The waiting seems interminable. Rage and pent-up energy build without release.
This slow-motion scene resembles the first week of April in … Continue Reading