A recent article shows that the administration is correct about the reasons that foreign nationals are flooding to the border illegally, the incentives for them to do so, and the dangers that they face.
The nation's debates on environmental policies would benefit from the participation of a once well-respected conservation group like the Sierra Club and its deep bench of experts. But perhaps the club has determined there's simply more money in Bob Mueller and border walls than in biofuels and burning coal.
Considering furloughed IJs for detained cases is worth a shot
This would enable the now-furloughed judges to work during the shutdown; it would help to mitigate any increase in the backlog (and would likely reduce it in the long run); it would free up detention space; and it would serve the interests of justice by speeding up the asylum process for those who are detained, and who have applications pending.
This investigation is sorely needed, in part because the current national debate over special interest aliens and terror travel to the southern land border has swirled in a way that has left the American public befuddled and confused over what is real and what is not.