The weather outside is frightful. Large chunks of hail are beating the earth in the form of “Notices of Inspection” (NOIs), delivered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These NOIsome ICE chunks are hitting the doorsteps of more and more U.S. employers (1,000 have just landed). Even in unlikely San Francisco I understand that at least two large employers are shivering as … Continue Reading
On February 18 and 19, the University of California (Irvine) hosted a symposium where many of U.S. immigration’s Rock-Star professors came together to try and solve “Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law.” The topics covered a wide expanse. A subject discussed that particularly interested me is Congress’s often inexplicable delegation of regulatory authority among a surfeit of federal agencies that administer and … Continue Reading
I must be becoming more wizened than wise at this stage of my legal career to judge a bill by its title. But the label of the proposal to be introduced this week by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R. Utah) lulled me into a state of naïve credulity. It seemed like a refreshing change from the usual stew of comprehensive immigration reform proposals … Continue Reading
Since January 25, the events in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square have transfixed the world. Following on the heels of the Tunisian people’s overthrow of their despot, the Egyptian uprising reveals a fundamental law of physics: In a closed system, energy can be neither created nor destroyed.
So too in politics. Universal political energy — the pent-up longing for freedom and self-determination — … Continue Reading