Monday, February 12, 2018

Adjusting On The Fly

Immigration is a challenging field. It can be hard to stay on top of the shifting sands of policy change, especially as new material emerges on an almost daily basis. Enter the question mark. Seriously.

Take INA § 212(a)(4), which I covered last Wednesday with this slide (among others):

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Today, I'm going to return to this material, with the following change:

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That question mark makes all the difference.

I back it up by providing students with a link to the newly proposed regulations regarding the public charge grounds of inadmissibility, posted to the class website. And I'll be using this Vox piece to explain how things have changed in the 5 days since we last had class. Or rather, how new proposals (which may or may not end up coming to fruition) have the potential to change what we understand about public charge inadmissibility.

The question mark doesn't solve everything all the time, but it's a good starting point.


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