November 18, 2010
When it comes to transparency in government activities there are two extremes:
On the one hand, there is the total freedom of information sought by many advocates of democracy, the "open covenants, openly arrived at" concept of Woodrow Wilson.
On the other there is the highly efficient censorship of a dictatorship, such as that of North Korea.
And in the middle there is the not-so-competent, partial censorship of USCIS's review body, the Office of Administrative Appeals, a semi-judicial entity that handles appeals from many USCIS staff decisions. Read more...