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Sunder and Clinton debate on immigration reform

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Immigration | Comments Off on Sunder and Clinton debate on immigration reform

Seems that Latinos votes have become extremely important in this presidential campaign because Sunders and Clinton have been exchanging words about immigration reform that took place nine years ago.

Former Secretary of State and New York senator thinks that this matter is not complicated. She and Barack Obama, who were both senators, then supported the bill, while Sanders did not.

35b73d7ee2853b2af99a3acf9933d29cIn 2007 final vote gave Senator Ted Kennedy and this bill allowed immigrants who didn’t have legal status to gain one – the temporary work program was created and border security was tighter towards employers who hired illegal workers.

Clinton stated that she was very proud of that decision and what they managed to do. During their political history Clinton and Obama didn’t always agree with Kennedy and now when legislation died thing became more complicated. The bill’s end began when Clinton, Obama including Sanders turned their back to Kennedy and supported an amendment that changed guest – worker relationship. Kennedy warned them about their actions and expressed concern that this amendment might kill immigration reform.

2015-06-03-1433319897-2887734-DREAMactIt is not insignificant fact that at the time Clinton supported immigration bill and Sunders opposed. She often mentions his role in this vote but fails to mention her on a responsibility that crashed down the immigration reform.

People who are in charge for political campaign of Sanders state that Clinton’s behavior is hypocritical because she in fact voted for the amendment and now she tries to divert the attention from that.

votingboothOn the other hand, Clinton states that final vote is Important and not the amendments. Her team states that difference between Clinton and Sanders is that she actually took participation and voted for the immigration reform, while Sanders voted against.

hop over here thinks that this debate will continue, but the final results are devastating.

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Names of immigration judges accused for misconduct might be revealed

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Immigration | Comments Off on Names of immigration judges accused for misconduct might be revealed

Immigration judges who have been accused for misconduct, might find their names publicly released. A federal appeals court is still evaluating this question, whether the government should take participation and inform the public regarding the names of immigration judges who committed misconduct while being at work and off work.

bell_courtroom_13_0_0Three judges who are in a D.C. Circuit had on a Tuesday nearly an hour-long intensive dialog. They were stating arguments over Freedom Information Act and how they should proceed based on the request that American Immigration Lawyer Association filed. They have been requesting that all records, which have been related to the discipline process of immigration judges, should be publicly released.

The Justice Department released a number of information regarding this matter, but they replaced the names of judges with codes. Javier Guzman, Justice Department lawyer stated that judges were employees who have had a  lower level of public service and these was no need to release their names into the public.

male-judge-with-glasses-gavel-and-scaleHowever, many lawyers from the immigration group don’t agree with this statement, they state that immigration judges have more independent authority and that they are direct representatives of the law.

Julian Murray of Public Citizen said that immigration judges are making live or death decisions on a daily basis and they need to use independent judgement, because they are required by the law. All immigration judges are representatives of the government, because they work for it. The Justice Department and federal appeals court can appeal their decisions and cases.

Murray stated that is of vital importance for public to know the names of judges who were constantly accused of misconduct, but not being processed. Guzman defended the government position to erase all names of judges from released records.

Patricia Millet and Sri Srinivasan, judges of the D.C. Circuit, both possible replacement for Justice of Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court seem to have sympathy with the immigration lawyers’ group regarding this matter.

Srinivasan-MillettOn the other hand, Millett doesn’t agree with the opinion of the government that judges are low-level employees and that their names should be available to the public.

Even some of the navigate to this web-site have supported this opinion of Millett.

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