According to article on cnn.com:  “A Latino group Tuesday expressed outrage over the slaying of an Ecuadoran man, allegedly at the hands of seven teenagers in what police are calling a hate crime.”

This is the second time in the last year that a similar story has been reported.  No doubt there have been many more similar incidents.  Hopefully the new administration and congress will change the tone of the immigration debate and the undocumented in this country will no longer dehumanized by anti-immigrant congressional representatives, radio and television personalities.

As I have written in the past, although immigration reform did not take place, there has been a definite shift in the culture of the adjudicative and enforcement government agencies, in response to a vocal minority, that has resulted in increased immigration enforcement and other difficulties in obatining U.S. immigration benefits.  Although the laws as written are of primary importance, one should not underestimate the effects of the agencies’ interpretation and subsequent actions resulting from these laws.

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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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