Posts Tagged “immigration and nationality act”

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) […]

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 […]