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On Denaturalizing Spies

In tandem with the criminal trial, it would behoove the Justice Department to be preparing to strip former CIA officer and Chinese spy Jerry Chun Shing Lee of his citizenship as well.

There Is No Deadline on DACA

Don't Believe the Hype, but Get Ready to Place the Blame

Because of pending litigation, there is currently no DACA deadline (let alone one looming in the near future), and likely will not be one for some time.

Return of TPS Recipients Will Be a Boon to the Salvadoran Economy

In October 2017 post, I asked whether DACA recipients should be "cultural ambassadors" to their home countries, examining rhetoric that the Department of State (DOS) had used in describing "cultural exchange programs" are authorized under section 101(a)(15)(J) of the INA, popularly known as "J-1" visas. I specifically noted the positive effect that Salvadoran DACA recipients would have on that country's economy and civil society.

What Is Border Security?

It's not just walls and agents

In recent discussions concerning the status of aliens have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the one subject that each of the parties has agreed upon is the need for additional "border security". For example, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) contended on January 14, 2018, that the Democrats in the so-called "Gang of Six" were "negotiating in good faith on a bipartisan immigration deal."

We Need Better Vetting, Better Screening, and Better Laws

In a report issued earlier today, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) revealed that 73 percent of those who were convicted in federal courts of international terrorism-related charges between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016, some 402 individuals, were foreign-born. Of that number, 254 were aliens and 148 had naturalized.
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