Asylum, INA § 212(f), Parole, and White Whales

  A 30-minute read.  Introduction I don’t blog nearly as often as I’d like, partly because I now sometimes write for other outlets, like the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Sound Public Policy, and regularly participate in or listen to Spaces about immigration on X (formerly Twitter). But, my irregular writing here is and […]

The Border Numbers Racket

A webpage from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

ABOUT ARCHIVE DONATE An 18-minute read, but there are graphs… a lot of them… plus a couple charts, and a table. If well-received, I could see this post ending up part of a series where in addition to having explained data behind apprehensions, I seek to demystify statistics involving inadmissibility determinations at Ports of Entry, […]

The Evil That Men Do: The Flores Settlement Agreement and its Contribution to Crimes Against Children – Part IV

Law Enforcement Officers provide aid to an infant in distress

An approximately 12-minute read. This is the final, I promise, one of the multi-part post about the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). As you might recall, Part I was a history lesson to set the stage for the agreement, while Part II examined the relevant parts of the agreement paragraph-by-paragraph. In Part III, I explained border enforcement and began identifying shortcomings […]

The Curious Conundrum of Children in Cages

Border Patrol Detention Facility

This post should take approximately 10 minutes to read. Compared to some of my others, it isn’t very complicated and doesn’t require anything more than an open mind and, for the duration, you to leave your politics aside and to check your preconceived notions at the introduction. I’d also like to take this opportunity to […]

Yes, Asylum is “Legal,” but…

Southwest border apprehension in El Paso, Texas in March 2019

An 18-minute read. Introduction This post should take approximately 18 minutes to read, which is probably at least five longer than I imagined when I started writing it. There are some legal citations, not as many as some posts, but more than in others. Still, excluding those, I don’t think the subject is particularly complicated […]

Hysterectomy Hysteria & Holocaust Hyperbole

  This post should take approximately 12 minutes to read. It refers to some medical conditions and uses terminology not commonly found outside of medical writing, and with which, if you, like me, are a biological male, you may be unfamiliar, so on a 1 – 10 scale, this post is probably a solid 9. […]

Colored Revolutions, Umbrellas, and Stormy-Weather Hypocrisy

This post will take approximately 13 minutes to read. It isn’t very complicated, nor does it require any prior knowledge of or experience with U.S. immigration law; it’s just long. Rather than publishing two separate ones, I’ve marked where the second half starts. Thanks in advance for your time! ~ HC  Introduction It’s been a […]