Since business school and forever before that, I've been told, and do believe for the most part, that government regulations can be bad because they stifle competition, drag down industry, serve as a hidden tax, and are actually redundant since markets eventually self regulate. At the same time, my 22-year career as an immigration attorney has taught me that our representatives in DC charged with governing our capitalist form of government consistently disregard these simple truths in their entirety when dealing with immigration law and policy.
Immigration continues to be a hot topic. At the same time, technological advancements have effectively turned the world into a village, where goods, services, and people travel seamlessly. Still the President of the United States and his Republican enablers are demanding a wall...to keep out "the others!"
The fact that immigration courts are embedded within the Executive Branch of our government has always been problematic. The Attorney General (AG) - whose legitimate and stated purpose in any removal hearing is to remove the foreign national, controls the judges, the prosecutors, and the executioner (ICE) in a removal case. The respondent or foreign national on the other hand may or may not have an attorney for his/her defense since there is no public defender system. At the conclusion of proceedings, if there is an appeal by either party, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is charged with reviewing the decision; that body is also controlled by the Attorney General.
America, a nation of immigrants, is increasingly showing signs of intolerance for immigrants. Under Trump, navigating through the already complicated labyrinth of what is the U.S. immigration system has become even more complex. https://www.americanvisas.net/Immigration-Law/Green-Cards.shtml
On October 1, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy to issue Notice to Appear (NTA) in cases where it has denied a benefit to an applicant if the applicant does not have any lawful immigration status. NTA is a document that instructs an immigrant to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. The issuance of an NTA means the start of removal proceedings against the immigrant.
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8 C.F.R. 287.8(b)(2) provides that an immigration officer may briefly detain an individual only if the officer has "reasonable suspicion, based on specific articulable facts" that the person is engaged in an offense or is an alien illegally in the United States. This regulation is designed to benefit persons and aliens in the United States.