Insubordination

Hopeful News from 5th Circuit in Deferred Action Challenge: Crane v. Johnson
Hopeful News from 5th Circuit in Deferred Action Challenge: Crane v. Johnson
[caption id="attachment_2294" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The head of the ICE Bureaucrats' Union, Chris Crane.[/caption] A victory for the Obama administration in a case related to DACA in the 5th Circuit should give hope to millions waiting...
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Immigration Reform Follies!
Immigration Reform Follies!
The past few days have revealed tremendous silliness in the immigration reform debate.  It is a true pity given the serious stakes involved for everyone persecuted by the U.S.' brutal immigration laws. Just today, we...
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The Whine of the ICE Bureaucrats
The Whine of the ICE Bureaucrats
It has been a tough week for the ICE bureaucrats who have sought to undermine the political leadership of this country to pursue their own restrictivist and nativist agenda.  Regular readers of this blog (my...
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Someone(s) at ICE Needs to Be Fired
Someone(s) at ICE Needs to Be Fired
Those of us on the East Coast woke up this morning to the news that Maria Arreola and her son Heriberto Arreola were arrested in their home Thursday night by Immigration & Customs enforcement in...
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The Immigration Industrial Complex
The Immigration Industrial Complex
The Migration Policy Institute recently released a study documenting that the U.S. government spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, dwarfing the $14 million spent on other federal law enforcement agencies. The FBI, the DEA and...
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DACA, Provisional Waivers, and de Osorio?
DACA, Provisional Waivers, and de Osorio?
The publication of the rule allowing for processing of provisional waivers for unlawful presence in the United States was another act of administrative rule-making that the President has undertaken to make the immigration laws more...
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New Memo on Detainers- Will it be Followed?
New Memo on Detainers- Will it be Followed?
A persistent and fair criticism of the current administration is that while it has made grand pronouncements of focusing its enforcement efforts on violent criminals and threats to the national security, programs like 287(g) and...
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Indifference
Indifference
  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM_ENZLbXtQ&w=420&h=315] It is very true that the immigration laws need a wholesale revision.  Congress needs to make substantial changes, regulations need to be re-written, precedent decisions scrapped and new guidance forthcoming.  But another...
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Oh No, he didn’t!  Romney endorses anti-immigrant wingnut Steve King.
Oh No, he didn’t! Romney endorses anti-immigrant wingnut Steve King.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of67SW_r2VU]   On Friday, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney endorsed Steve King (R-IA) for another term in Congress.  King, who once compared selecting immigrants to dog breeding, represents the worst of nativist sentiment and ...
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The Bureaucrats’ Revolt, Part III
The Bureaucrats’ Revolt, Part III
We have paid a lot of attention to the complaint of some of the bureaucrats within ICE against their political leadership.  We have reported on the ICE Agents Union's vote of "no confidence" in Director...
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So an ICE Agent Sues the Secretary of Homeland Security. . .
So an ICE Agent Sues the Secretary of Homeland Security. . .
The Special Agent in Charge of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mr. James T. Hayes, Jr. has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claiming that the Secretary...
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More ICE insubordination
More ICE insubordination
The Times' Julia Preston has another update from the bureaucrats' revolt at Immigration & Customs Enforcement.  ICE bureaucrats have been in open revolt against the Obama administration since the Obama team took office.  Working in...
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