REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. Refugees and border walls, rhetoric and politics. We break it down and get to the truth.
This week Matthew and I discuss the recent changes by Merrick Garland in rolling back Matter of AB and LEA, developing prosecutorial discretion and more.
Don't Come, and Prosecutorial Discretion
This week on Redirect Matthew and I discuss the Vice President's recent trip to Guatemala where she admonished would-be migrants not to come, and to pursue "legal" avenues instead. It turns out asylum *is* legal. Oh well.
Also, ICE prosecutors are finally armed with some real guidance on how and when to exercise prosecutorial discretion. However, the Attorney General still has not rolled back critical Trump-era decisions. Is there more to come?
This week we're joined by fellow immigration attorney Sophia Gurule from the Bronx Defenders to talk about deportation abolition, how to frame our push for immigration reform, and more.
Dysfunction: A Historical Look at the Immigration Courts with Professor Alison Peck
This week we're joined by Professor Alison Peck to talk about her new book, The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts: War, Fear, and the Roots of Dysfunction. It's an excellent read for anyone who is interested in just how we got to this point. Buy it at local bookstore near you.
This week we're joined by Liz Keyes, associate professor of law at the University of Baltimore, and Austin Kocher, a research associate professor with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research institute that uses Freedom of Information Act requests to study the federal government.
Liz and Austin start things off by crushing my hopes and dreams, but then we segue into a very interesting conversation about open borders, changing the immigration conversation, and more.
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We're back for another episode of Redirect, Immigration Law and Perspectives, and John Boehner is back! He's here to sell books and express frustration and confusion over the rise of nutty nut jobs in the Republican party. Who could have predicted this, other than anyone with a brain?
Matthew shares some evidence that was recently submitted by ICE to the immigration court, including this blog post about how Mexican gaycations are totally safe. Immigration Court!
Informative and Accessible
Great resource and very informative for me as an educator and advocate.
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