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Failure to Include a Remittance Surcharge in the Tax Bill Was a Lost Opportunity

Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto has canceled a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump after an apparently sharp telephone exchange in which Pena-Nieto demanded, and Trump refused, to avoid any public references to a southern border wall — or more specifically, to his oft-repeated campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for the wall — a pledge we haven't heard much about in recent days, even as Congress has dithered over whether or not to provide any funding at all to make the barricade a reality.

New Leader for USCIS Appeals Office Could Mean More Transparency

The headline may not automatically grab the reader's full attention — the agency's very name, Administrative Appeals Office, sounds like a snooze in the making — but the announcement stirs hope for a little more transparency in a part of the government's immigration machinery that currently believes that total privacy, including for lawyers, is much, much more important than the public's right to know.
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