ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
© 1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Blog Comments

  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    May 17 update:

    The Department of Justice has appointed a special counsel to investigate alleged illegal connections between Trump and/or his campaign staff and Russia which may have influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

    Is this the beginning of the end for the Donald Trump administration? Could the same pattern of duplicity and lack of respect for the truth that Trump has been showing in his response to the Muslim ban litigation ,and on so many other both immigration and non-immigration issues now be about to bring down his entire presidency?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    The implications of Trump's allegedly sharing sensitive classified information about ISIS with the Russians are simply mind-boggling and have Republican leaders deeply disturbed as well as Trump's opponents.

    http://politico.com/story/2017/05/16...tuesday-238448

    Does the President of the United States care about America?

    Roger Algase
    Atrorney at Law
  3. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    How will Donald Trump sooner or later in all likelihood be impeached? Let us count the ways:

    1) Firing FBI director James Comey in order, in the opinion of Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, one of America's most respected legal scholars, to obstruct justice, a criminal offence. And Professor Tribe is not alone in this opinion. Other commentators are also joining in.

    1) Instructing or permitting Justice Department lawyers to misrepresent the purpose of Trump's Muslim ban order, which is very arguably, about religious discrimination rather than national security, before the 4th and 9th Circuit Courts. This conduct, also, arguably, borders on committing fraud upon the court.

    3) Leaking highly sensitive and secret intelligence information to the Russians in a White House meeting, as alleged in the latest news stories.

    To this i would add:

    4) Engaging in immigration policies, and, with his latest "voter fraud commission" headed by the infamous racist Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, minority voter suppression, all aimed at taking America back to the days of white supremacy, in violation of our Constitution and everything that America stands for.

    What will be next?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  4. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I would be the very last person to argue that illegal immigration is a good thing for America or something that should be encouraged. Ditto for crimes committed by immigrants.

    We also need to foster respect for the law in a nation that was built on the principle of the rule of law. That includes the president of the United States, who, in the opinion of some observers, including Harvard professor Lawrence Tribe, according to a story in the May 12 New York Times, may have committed the crime of obstruction of justice by firing the FBI director who was in the middle of a criminal investigation involving this same US president, Donald J. Trump, and or his top aides, for alleged possible illegal contacts with Russia that could allegedly have compromised our election system and our democracy.

    Worth thinking about as ICE continues to put detainers on DUI and disorderly conduct offenders, many of whom have not even been convicted.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-12-2017 at 07:13 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Paul Schmidt says, “I have yet to see a statement by any state or local official saying that they would refuse to turn a serious criminal over to DHS if a legally sufficient detainer were filed.”


    I disagree. Detainers are not used to take custody of criminal aliens. They are used to take custody of deportable aliens.

    According to the Obama Administration’s Secure Communities memorandum, a detainer is legally sufficient if there is probable cause to find that the subject of the detainer is a removable alien. See page 3, where it says the following:



    “If in special circumstances ICE seeks to issue a request for detention (rather than a request for notification), it must specify that the person is subject to a final order of removal or there is other sufficient probable cause to find that the person is a removable alien, thereby addressing the Fourth Amendment concerns raised in recent federal court decisions.”
    https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/fi...ommunities.pdf


    Under the Trump Administration, an alien is removable if any removal ground applies to him, even unlawful presence, i.e., not just the provisions the administration wants to enforce.


    And, there is a statutory presumption in removal proceedings when alienage has been established that the alien is here unlawfully if he cannot establish a lawful entry. Section 291 of the INA. https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/...html#0-0-0-365


    Consequently, any detainer issued to hold an “undocumented” alien should be legally sufficient. It would just have to meet the probable cause standard with respect to alienage, and presumably ICE would not be interested in the person without reason to think that he is an alien.


    But the detainer isn’t the real problem for the undocumented alien. The real problem is that he will be subject to expedited removal proceedings when he is picked up by ICE unless he can prove that he has been in the US for more than two years, which includes mandatory detention. See my article, “Noncriminal immigrants facing Trump’s deportation force need legalization, not lawyers” (April 18, 2017), http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits- bl...d-legalization

    Do you agree with me?

    Nolan Rappaport
  6. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Trump has now fired FBI director James Comey in a desperate attempt to stave off the FBI investigation into his or his aides Russia ties.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...-russia-238192


    While it is beyond dispute that Comey gave Trump the pretext he needed in the form of misleading testimony to Congress about emails relating to one of Hillary Clinton's aides, the firing still brings America one step closer to dictatorship under a psychologically challenged president whose contempt for democracy and admiration for foreign dictators are becoming more apparent each day of his disastrous presidency.

    We can be sure that any DHS or other agency official who fails to carry out Trump's agenda of anti-immigrant hate to the full will encounter the same fate.

    Comey's firing is a clear warning to all immigration related and other government officials to get in line or suffer the consequences.

    How much longer will it take for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against this lawless president?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-10-2017 at 09:10 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  7. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    No one who has been reading my Immigration Daily letters or blog comments will mistake me for being a cheerleader for Donald Trump. But I try to base my comments about him on things that he has in fact said or done, not what his other critics may make up or distort about him.

    I refer to an article in the May 8 Washington Post which states that Trump "extended" the controversial EB-5 investor visa program for six months in the latest appropriations bill, which Congress passed and Trump signed last week to prevent a government shutdown.

    Regardless of the merits or demerits of EB-5, which I have written about in nore detail in my own blog due to appear in the May 8 Immigration Daily issue, the decision to extend this program for six month's was not the president's but that of Congress, and Trump had no choice other than to go along.

    While his own previous role in using this controversial program for his own businesses, and the hypocrisy of his son-in-law's family's using this visa to solicit funds for their luxury real estate project while Trump issued dire warnings and threats against the H-1B visa is worthy of note (as I also mention in today's Immigration Daily comment), It is inaccurate and unfair to hold Trump responsible for extending the EB-5 program for six months.

    This is not to imply or state that there was anything wrong with this program, which has encountered some problems but is also benefiting America by attracting foreign investment, and has been unfairly attacked by some people who have other agendas besides protecting the integrity of America's visa programs.

    Roger Algase
    Updated 05-10-2017 at 08:50 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  8. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    As the latest example of the cruelty and inhumanity of Trump's rush to bar and remove as many non-white immigrants from America as possible as quickly as possible, witness the deportation of a 5-year old child, whose paperwork for legal status in the US had already been filed and was in process, to Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries on earth, along with the child's mother.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...rtation-237939

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-05-2017 at 04:28 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  9. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    For an excellent article by Robert Reich on Donald Trump's dangerous authoritarian philosophy, see:

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-pol...ing-philosophy

    And for a perceptive comment about Trump's disturbing, if not terrifying, affinity for foreign dictators who are so loathsome that to call them fascist almost seems an understatement, see Brent Budowsky, writing in The Hill on May 3:

    http://thehill.com/opinion/brent-bud...friendly-potus

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-03-2017 at 08:15 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  10. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Could Donald Trump's attempts to demonize and dehumanize Muslim and Latino immigrants help lead to the end of America's democracy?

    Chauncey Devega, writing in salon.com on May 1, makes a compelling case, based on a recent book by a Yale historian, that this could easily happen, and happen soon.

    Will America have its own Reichstag Fire as happened in Germany in 1933?

    See:

    Historian Timothy Snyder: "It's pretty much inevitable" that Trump will stage a coup and overthrow democracy


    Read Devega's article and be warned.

    http://www.salon.com/2017/05/01/hist...hrow-democracy

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-02-2017 at 10:43 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  11. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Donald Trump has opened his new VOICE office to "help" victims of crimes committed by immigrants.

    For an historical perspective on what kind of "help" we can expect from this office, see: Democracy Now (February 2)

    Nazis Once Published List of Jewish Crimes, Trump Now Pushing to Do the Same for Immigrant Crimes


    www.democracynow.org/2017/2/2/nazis_once_published_list_of_jewish

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-05-2017 at 04:27 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  12. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Good comment. However, if Trump puts up a Mexican Wall, then he will already have torn down the Statue of Liberty in spirit.

    Not that he is incapable of tearing the Statue of Liberty down and building an immigration detention facility (or maybe just a statue of himself) on the site.

    Fortunately, Trump appears to be backing away from provoking a government shutdown over the Wall, at least for now, according to the latest news reports.

    If these reports are accurate, that would be a welcome sign of reason and humanity coming from the White House - there have not been too many of those since Trump took office as president, and the entire nation, not just our immigrant communities, could use a few more of them.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 04-25-2017 at 04:29 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  13. ImmigrationDaily's Avatar
    Isn't it anti-constitutional to build a border wall, while Lady Libery, on the other end of this nation welcomes all immigrants with a torch, offering safe haven???
    Relying on laws and regulations, it is important to also rely on justice and liberty to all who seek them

    - L Galy
  14. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Will Donald Trump shut down the federal government if Congress refuses to fund his Mexican Wall of Hate?

    Among other things, this would cause a halt in all PERM cases and LCA's for H-1B cases.

    It could also bring America one step closer to dictatorship, as is happening in Hungary with its anti-immigrant Wall put up by a proto-fascist government.

    See my latest ilw.com post, in the April 24 Immigration Daily issue.

    In the last century, we had the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Ghetto Wall.

    Hasn't the world already had enough Walls? Do we need another one from Donald Trump to show how much he loathes and despises, not only Mexicans, but all non-white immigrants?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 04-25-2017 at 04:23 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  15. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    This article about a conference of top psychiatrists at Yale may contain the best explanation of all for Donald Trump's immigration policies:

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-pol...ngerous-mental

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  16. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Trump has now made it official that H-1B workers, large numbers of whom are from India, China and other Asian countries, are the latest addition to Trump's rapidly growing list of non-white immigrants who are being made scapegoats for all the problems of America.

    For my comment on Trump's April 18 H-1B executive order, go to:

    http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?9830

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  17. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Further to my above letter, it is impossible to make much sense of Trump's immigration policies, unless one bears in mind his ultimate objective, which is to limit or cut off immigration by non-white and other unpopular minorities, in keeping with the racism which has been at the foundation of America's immigration policies for the past more than 150 years (with the exception only of the past half century since 1965, which Trump and his top inner circle are now trying to undo).

    On immigration, Trump is showing all the appearances of a deeply committed racist, surrounded by top advisers such as Steve Bannon, Steve Miller, Jeff Sessions and Kris Kobach, who have even more deeply committed racist white supremacist views than Trump himself.

    For two excellent articles about the long history of American immigration racism which has led up to Trump's current attempts to impose a Muslim ban and mass expulsion of 11 million non-white immigrants from the US, see:

    http://newamericamedia.org/2017/01/t...n-policies.php

    and

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blo...peating-itself

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  18. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    In my April 17 blog comment in Immigration Daily, I analyze the sheer hypocrisy (with some discussion of the ancient Greek origin of this word) in Trump's legal arguments in the two federal courts handling the Sanctuary City and Muslim ban litigation, respectively.

    My comments on these two cases may be a little on the technical side, but they are well worth reading to anyone interested in how Trump is going about his ultimate purpose of setting himself up as a dictator who claims to be above the law on immigration, and the hypocritical way (from the ancient Greek words "hypo" and "krites") that he and his A.G. Jeff Sessions are going about this in court. See:

    http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?9823

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 04-17-2017 at 07:55 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  19. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    In what could possibly turn out to be another hopeful sign that Donald Trump could at least have the potential for showing some reason and humanity, alternet.org reports that some of Trump's most virulent white supremacist or neo-fascist (euphemistically called "White Nationalist") supporters, such as Ann Coulter, Rep. Steve King, and eve n Steve Bannon himself are becoming disillusioned with him.

    See also:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...-on-him-237200

    Let us hope that this trend continues.


    If it does, we will know when Trump's openly white supremacist Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who cannot conceal his admiration for the 1924 law which barred most of the world's immigrants from outside Northern Europe from coming to the US, leaves the Trump administration.

    Don't hold your breath.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 04-15-2017 at 05:04 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  20. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Politico reports on April 12 that, according to Putin, trust between Russia and the US is worse under Trump.

    That might mean that, even as Trump continues to persecute and terrorize Mexican and other Latino immigrants, and continues to try to bar Middle Eastern, African and, very possibly, Asian ones as well from coming to the US, while threatening to throw Americans in jail for giving any kind of help or support to undocumented immigrants under INA Section 274: and while he is still showing no recognition whatsoever of America's moral and legal obligations to admit Syrian abd other persecuted refugees, Trump may be doing at least one thing right.

    See:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...ionship-237145

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 04-12-2017 at 12:49 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
Page 1 of 43 12311 ... LastLast
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: