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Who Controls Immigration: Donald Trump or the Rule of Law? Roger Algase

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Update: December 25

At 5:24 pm on Christmas Eve, Donald Trump tweeted:

"Wow, because of the pressure put on by me, ICE TO LAUNCH LARGE SCALE DEPORTATION RAIDS. It's about time!"

Thank you, Mr. Trump, for answering my question below about who is taking charge of US immigration policy.

My original post follows:

On July 24, US District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California ruled that the Obama administration's policy of holding minor children and their parents fleeing violence in Central America in unsanitary and unhealthy privately run "family detention" centers violated the terms of a class-wide settlement that the government had agreed to in 1997.

She ordered release of the families as soon as possible. See Fleres v. Johnson CV-85-4544 DMG (AGRx).

In response to the decision, DHS, according to the Washington Post, is now reportedly planning to launch large-scale deportation raids targeting hundreds of Central American families who are seeking refuge in the United States. According to the Washington Post, as quoted by the Huffington Post:

"It would be the first large-scale effort to deport families who have fled violence in Central America..."

See:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0b958f6594240

While Judge Gee's decision did not deal with any deportation issues, mass deportation of Central American children and their parents would hardy seem to comply with the spirit or intention of her ruling.

In other developments, The Guardian reports that US embassy officials in London suddenly revoked the business visitor visa of a British Imam and pulled him off a US bound flight which he was about to board, despite the fact that he had already made multiple visits to the US this year.

The Imam, Ajmal Masroor, who had run in the UK general election as a Liberal-Democrat candidate, and who was planning to lead Friday prayers at a mosque in Queens New York and visit friends and family in the US, was quoted as saying that:

"the US State Department was enacting the policies of Donald Trump 'before he has received a single vote'."

The Guardian
also reports in the same story that:

"In the past week it has also emerged that a British Muslim family heading to Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London's Gastwick airport, prompting complaints from their MP, Stella Creasy."

According to the same paper, this is not the only recent instance of Muslim travelers from the UK being barred from coming to the US for no other reason than because of their religion. See:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...ut-explanation

The above reports can only make one wonder whether US immigration policy is being run on the basis of respect for the rule of law, as embodied in the clear purpose, if not the letter, of the above federal court decision, and in the First Amendment's prohibition against establishment of religion; or whether Donald Trump is now already in charge.

I wish all Immigration Daily readers a Merry Christmas, in the spirit of a religious celebration which some Americans also sought to bar from our shores earlier in this country's history.

See, The Week: When Americans banned Christmas

http://theweek.com/articles/479313/w...nned-christmas

________________________________
Roger Algase is a New York lawyer and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For more than 35 years, he has been helping mainly skilled and professional immigrants from many parts of the world, and with diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, obtain work visas and green cards.

Roger believes that every foreign citizen seeking to enter or stay in the US has the basic human right to fair treatment and equal justice under the law. His email address is algaselex@gmail.com





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Updated 12-25-2015 at 05:41 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. newacct's Avatar
    There are no "US authorities at London's Gastwick airport".
  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    According to The Guardian, The Imam trying to board the US-bound plane at the London airport was stopped by US embassy staff. If US embassy staff are not "US authorities", which people do you think qualify as "US authorities"?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 12-25-2015 at 05:42 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  3. newacct's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    According to The Guardian, The Imam trying to board the US-bound plane at the London airport was stopped by US embassy staff. If US embassy staff are not "US authorities", which people do you think qualify as "US authorities"?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    US embassy staff have no authority to stop someone at an airport.
  4. newacct's Avatar
    What they probably meant was that the airline staff refused to let them board after being informed that their travel permission has been revoked.
  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I very much doubt that this made any difference to the Imam who was denied permission to board the plane, solely because of his religion.

    While this incident involved a non-US citizen who admittedly had no Constitutional right to enter the US, even though he had been to the US several times before this year, it has very disturbing implications for the rights of all Americans to free exercise of religion as well, whatever their beliefs may be.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 12-31-2015 at 12:37 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
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