The people in Congress and the courts who created this mess no doubt were acting in what they thought was the best interests of both the UACs and the nation. But their decisions are having deleterious consequences, both for the children involved and for our system of justice as a whole.
The Border Patrol is, after all, just about the only immigration agency that copes with what might be called "outdoor technology" — the others deal with computers, the internet, and other indoor devices.
A court case alleging ethnic discrimination by the Indian outsourcing giant Tata Consulting Services Ltd, the nation's second largest user of H-1B workers, shows that such discrimination is not only illegal, it can be harmful to the bottom line of the discriminator.
When a major newspaper publishes an opinion piece from an ostensibly authoritative source who reduces a fraught policy issue to tendentious shambles, that paper does a disservice to its readers and to the policy debate. The hatchet job recently published by the Washington Post regarding the most prominent immigration restrictionist organizations should not have passed editorial muster.
On November 9, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adopted an interim final rule that bars aliens from receiving asylum if they are subject to a presidential proclamation suspending or limiting entry into the United States across the Mexican border.
Now that the Ninth Circuit has finally issued its decision, the path would appear to be clear for the Supreme Court to hear the case. It is time for the Supreme Court to act on this issue, once and for all.