These are opinion articles I’ve written as an individual and not in my capacity as an attorney.
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 Immigration blog posts featured on front page of Huffington Post blog
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
On October 23rd, 2013, Republican Darrell Issa announced that he was going to introduce an immigration proposal called the Alien Accountability Act. Even though an article ran in Politico about the AAA, it was never actually proposed as law. It […]
The answer is No. President Obama is the Nation’s chief executive, not America’s King. When he took the oath of office he swore to uphold the law, including our tangled mess of rules and regulations known as the Immigration Law. […]