Poll saying Oklahoma high school students could not pass naturalization exam might be fabricated
Back in September, I posted this link. The brilliant Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com points out essentially what a bunch of crap this survey was which disparaged Oklahoma high school students and our state’s public education system. Thanks to Mr. Silver for debunking the survey results.
Tulsa County Sheriff policy regarding attorney use of interpreters
The Tulsa County Jail interpreter policy was obtained through an open records request. Please note that in March 2009, the Tulsa County Sheriff started not allowing immigration lawyers to bring their multi-lingual staff into the David L. Moss Detention Center. This detention facility contracts with ICE to hold most of the immigration detainees in Oklahoma. The […]
Tulsa County Sheriff Memorandum of Agreement with USDHS
This Memorandum of Agreement was obtained by me by making an open records request to the Tulsa County Sheriff.
Somedays you see justice
I remember back in the early 1990s while in law school and then as a young attorney when I faced off against the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving an immigration detainee being held indefinitely in a federal prison. The idea, according to the government, was that his detention was not indefinite because […]
Unlawfully detained man gets $145,000 settlement
The story is here. I outline this area of law here. I’ve seen citizens be detained unlawfully. I’ve seen permanent residents be detained unlawfully. I’ve seen persons in the United States on visas be detained unlawfully. I’ve even seen unlawfully present foreign nationals be detained unlawfully. The law in this area is fairly well spelled […]
IAQ — Immigration Alien Query
One of the procedures used by state and local law enforcement called “Immigration Alien Query” is outlined below. August 4, 2007 three Newark, NJ college students were murdered and one seriously injured when they were shot execution style. Four suspects were arrested, one of which was in the country illegally and had been previously arrested […]
Crimmigration: A new word for me and an article on the privatization of immigration detention
Boston Review — Tom Barry: A Death in Texas: “Legal scholars have taken to calling this increasing merger of criminal and immigration law and the integration of the criminal justice and immigration systems “crimmigration.” An interesting article outlines death, immigration detention and making cash off of private immigration detention.
NY Times editorial blasts 287(g) and other local enforcement of immigration laws
Wrong Paths to Immigration Reform – Editorial – NYTimes.com: “Treating the majority of illegal immigrants as potential Americans, not a criminal horde, is the right response…” I am an expert on immigration detainers. I get calls from all over the country from other lawyers and potential clients telling me their tales of woe of how […]
Many of the announced Nobel winners are US citizens but foreign born
This according to a writer at the Mercury News. According to the story, “[W]e should celebrate the presence of people like Elizabeth Blackburn, professor at the University of California-San Francisco. Blackburn was born in Australia and moved to the U.S. in 1975. On Monday, she and two other researchers learned they would receive the Nobel […]
Arrests soar for Chinese trying to enter US unlawfully
Here is the story. Do you think the economy in the USA is bad? Apparently, our economy is better than in China.