Month: March 2016

WHY THE RAIDS? … WHY THE DEPORTATIONS?

Three months ago, in January 2016, ICE started “Operation Border Guardian”. This consists of “raids” on homes of certain aliens and deportations of the unlucky ones that are caught. This “operation” is still going on. Mr. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security (and the boss of ICE) said that they arrest and deport only […]

IS YOUR CITIZENSHIP SAFE?

A certain Mr. Z was naturalized in March 1994. Suddenly, in March 2013, almost twenty (20) years later, the U.S. Government filed a lawsuit against Mr. Z, asking the court to take away his American citizenship. The Federal Judge agreed. Mr. Z appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This week, twenty-two (22) years […]

UNITED STATES V. TEXAS MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

No, this is not a football game. This is the lawsuit that the State of Texas filed against the U.S. Government in an effort to block President Obama’s DAPA Program. Actually, with all the kicking around – and all the hurt and pain inflicted – it does feel like they were playing football with the […]

IS TED CRUZ A U.S. CITIZEN

Ted Cruz was born to an American mother and to a Cuban father in Canada and there are split opinions as to whether his U.S. citizenship qualifies him to be a U.S. President. There are legal scholars who consider that he is not a born-US citizen and, therefore, does not qualify to be a U.S. […]

J-1 EXCHANGE VISA

The J-1 visa is issued to a wide swath of foreigners from camp counselors for the summer to physicians and often the visa is abused and holders of such visas stay past their visa expiration. The goal of the J-1 exchange visitor program which is run by the State Department is to promote interaction between […]

CUBAN IMMIGRANTS

A new Cuban immigration issue arose recently through the two GOP contenders of Cuban descent are vying to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidency. At the same time, thousands of Cuban refugees from Fidel Castro’s regime, inspite of the American resumption of ties, are entering the U.S. daily as refugees.  They are streaming into […]

TEXAS V. UNITED STATES

The government filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the case of Texas v. United States is no justiciable and that Secretary Jeh Johnson’s November 20, 2014 guidance on exercising prosecutorial discretion and deferred action is a lawful exercise of the secretary’s broad statutory authority to administer and enforce the INA. The […]

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