A Three-Year Old Immigration Lawyer?
Anyone who has ever interacted with a three-year old child is aware that they are dealing with a child, legally and morally unaccountable as a result of their young and underdeveloped brain. Nearly everyone that is, because senior Immigration Judge Jack H. Weil of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Justice agency which overseas the Immigration Courts, apparently disagrees. The longtime immigration judge, who trains other immigration judges, asserted during a deposition in federal court that three and four-year old children can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court. The judge was testifying in a case
ICE At the Door?
For many immigrants, regardless of status, an interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers can be a harrowing and frightening experience. Fortunately, there are a number of rights that all people within American borders are entitled to regardless of status. First and foremost, the most important thing one can do is be aware of these rights to prevent intimidation and manipulation. If an officer is at the door of your home claiming to be from either Immigration and Customs Enforcement or a local police department the first thing one should do is keep the door closed and request identification. All law
Immigration Reform Bill
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposal A so-called comprehensive immigration reform bill has been proposed. It is over 800-pages long and, if passed, will drastically alter the legal and human landscape of the U.S. From the first reports, it seems like there is a lot to like in the bill, but it still comes up woefully short of providing a humane, equitable, and fair immigration system. Remember, this is just the proposed bill. Contrary to rumors in some communities, no bill has passed and it will be at least months (if at all) before anything passes. We will post a more detailed summary