Posts Tagged “green card”

Why ICE’s Dismissal Policy Could Be Bad For Immigrants

Posted on September 1st, 2010 by Vinesh

While supporters of immigration reform are applauding ICE’s new immigration policy — which may lead to the dismissal of thousands of deportation cases — the policy could be bad for some aliens.  In particular, it could make life worse for aliens who are likely to win relief from removal. This is because the ICE memo […]

The DREAM Act: A Positive Incentive-Based Approach to Immigration Reform

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by Vinesh

I applaud the DREAM Act, pending federal legislation that would give undocumented students a pathway to citizenship.  It’s unique because it gives illegal immigrants positive incentives to stay here and do good things.  The DREAM Act grants a 6-year conditional permanent residency to illegal immigrant students who (1) graduate from a US high school, (2) […]

Rifts Within ICE on Deportation Policy

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by Vinesh

Curiously, many lawmakers on the Left are unhappy with Obama’s stance on illegal immigration and deportation, arguing its enforcement measures are too harsh.  Even stranger, there’s now a rift within executive agencies.  An article in the Washington Post reports “festering internal divisions” between political appointees and career officials Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Evidence of […]

How Good Are You?: Judging Moral Character in Removal Proceedings

Posted on August 30th, 2010 by Vinesh

Yes, the government is in the business of judging morality — at least when it comes to removal and deportation.  To get cancellation of removal for a non-LPR (lawful permanent resident), the alien must be a “person of good moral character.” Fortunately, the Immigration and Nationality Act attempts to constrain judges’ discretion to evaluate moral […]