In an interesting article by Brian Koonz that appeared in today’s edition, the story of how ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents chose to exercise their discretion illustrates what happens when the country’s immigration policy is based in punishment rather than compassion.

If CIR as proposed (or probably as modified through debates and negotiation) had become the law of the land, the detention of this family would not have occurred.  Even under existing law, it strikes me as poor judgment to choose to detain a family under the circumstances described.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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