Advocacy Blog

These are opinion articles I’ve written as an individual and not in my capacity as an attorney.

Raul Labrador: Tea Party’s Anti-Immigration Champion?

Raul Labrador: Tea Party’s Anti-Immigration Champion?

As much as some Tea Party Leaders like to talk about their principled, steadfast positions on immigration, they seem to turn a blind eye to real criminality when it suits them. Take the case of Idaho Republican Raul Labrador, who […]

Susan Pai’s blog featured at Huffington Post

  Susan Pai’s Immigration blog posts featured on front page of Huffington Post blog

Two Little Words That Can End Suffering and Restore a Little Sanity to the System in 2014

NOTE: This article is also published at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-pai/two-little-words_b_4966023.html The sound of the circular firing squad is getting louder as two different strategies are creating a rift in the pro immigration reform movement. There’s a victory in the battle to demolish the […]

Horse Trading for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

2008: House Democrat Representative David Price sponsors HR 6947 which calls for a National Alternatives to Immigrant Detention Program. The Bill dies in Committee. 2009: Luis Gutierrez introduces HR 4321 the CIR ASAP Bill (a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill including […]

THE HOUSE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RECORD DEPORTATIONS

THE HOUSE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RECORD DEPORTATIONS, THE UNNECESSARY AND INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE DETENTION OF NON-CRIMINAL & LOW PRIORITY ALIENS… AND HERE’S THE PROOF. FY 2014 DHS BUDGET REQUEST to appropriate funds for UP TO 31,800 detention beds. Immigration & Nationality […]

Message to Tea Party Conservatives & Republicans Re MANDATORY $5 MILLION DAILY SPEND

We may not agree on many issues, but I want to tell you a giant, wasteful government program you’ve probably never heard of called the Congressional Bed Mandate. It’s a costly boondoggle that needs to go away as soon as possible.

Luis Gutierrez a No Show on Immigrant Lockup Vote

Luis Gutierrez a No Show on Immigrant Lockup Vote

Really, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez? You didn’t even bother to show up for the vote that continued the mandatory jailing of 34,000 immigrants DAILY and you have the nerve to blame President Obama for the House authorized Appropriations Bill #HR3547 […]

RIDING THE OBAMA IS “DEPORTER IN CHIEF” TRAIN OR HOW TO COVER YOUR AS* IN CONGRESS

RIDING THE OBAMA IS “DEPORTER IN CHIEF” TRAIN OR HOW TO COVER YOUR AS* IN CONGRESS

Douglas Rivlin responded directly to my article re Obama NOT being able to stop all deportations. http://susanpaitwitter.wordpress.com/can-president-obama-stop-all-deportations/ No, I did not go after Luis Gutierrez even after his bizarro speech about Obama enforcing Immigration Laws (which, quite frankly, I thought […]