I’ve not always seen eye to eye with AILA — the American Immigration Lawyers Association — although I’ve been a supportive member and active participant in its programs and initiatives for decades, and served on its Board of Governors from 1987 to 1994. At times I grow increasingly dispirited as the interests of its many members too often seemed at … Continue Reading
The week’s news dealt a body-blow to the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform, as if the movement to fix our broken immigration laws were blind-sided in a collision with a former pinup driving a pickup — which it was. With the election of new Massachusetts Senator, Scott Brown, to take the seat of the late Ted Kennedy, the godfather of … Continue Reading
For those of us in advanced stages of decrepitude who still remember what it was like to practice immigration law before the advent of broadband and universal Web access, the immigration process was much simpler then. Unlike today (with the e-publication of new nonbinding “policies” posted on www.uscis.gov as press releases, FAQs and agency memoranda), immigration rulemaking in the pre-Internet … Continue Reading
In 1729, Jonathon Swift caused quite a stir when he published “A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public.” Swift suggested, in jest, that the Irish eat their own children.
This blogger’s “Modest Immigration Proposal,” will not espouse cannibalism … Continue Reading