Comments for Simple Justice http://blog.simplejustice.us Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:42:19 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The Land Of Limited Opportunity by SHG http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-land-of-limited-opportunity/#comment-142217 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:42:19 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31767#comment-142217 So you’re either not a lawyer or the worst lawyer ever, as you fail to distinguish such an obvious difference as status and conduct under 8 USC § 1325. If you’re not up to the level of discussion here, then don’t comment or go to reddit.

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Comment on The Land Of Limited Opportunity by Frank Miceli http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-land-of-limited-opportunity/#comment-142215 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:47:41 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31767#comment-142215 You say, “To be clear, being an undocumented alien isn’t a crime. That, alone, doesn’t make them criminals. Just undocumented.” To clarify, anyone who willfully enters the country illegally, termed “improper entry,” has committed a criminal act, punishable, theoretically, by incarceration.

In 2010, US Attorneys accepted the referral of 43, 548 persons charged with improper entry. 1095 were successfully prosecuted. As you suggest, relatively few go to jail. Nevertheless, 42,406 cases were disposed of by US magistrates, essentially all as petty misdemeanors–a criminal offense, albeit the least serious one, with the remedy readily at hand being deportation. Only 47 cases were declined by the US Attorneys after referral; these are slam-dunk cases.

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Comment on The Land Of Limited Opportunity by Patrick Maupin http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-land-of-limited-opportunity/#comment-142214 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:34:07 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31767#comment-142214

What do you think all those new border agents were doing under Obama?

Well, they weren’t hassling my wife, and now they are. Anecdote isn’t the singular form of data, so I dunno if we got a couple of special characters, or if they’re just feeling their oats now that they’re feeling the love from Trump.

Yesterday, coming in from England, one of them threatened to confiscate her green card because “I can’t tell that’s you from the picture” and another one took her into the back room for 45 minutes to pretend like they couldn’t tell it was her, and impress on her that she really, really, really ought to get one of the new green cards that only last 10 years, because $455 or something.

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Comment on Provoked And Triggered: The End Of Milo? by SHG http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/21/provoked-and-triggered-the-end-of-milo/#comment-142213 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:36:09 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31760#comment-142213 It’s all great until it’s not.

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Comment on The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Students by SHG http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-fake-law-narrative-wont-help-transgender-students/#comment-142212 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:34:20 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31771#comment-142212 That had been offered as an alternative, but was rejected as stigmatizing as well. Why should they be the only ones not to allowed into the locker room of choice? However, it seems to me that this is the most obvious accommodation, and the stigma is self-imposed. This seems to be where the only viable balance of rights can be found.

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Comment on Provoked And Triggered: The End Of Milo? by Shadow of a Doubt http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/21/provoked-and-triggered-the-end-of-milo/#comment-142211 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:25:42 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31760#comment-142211 Fair point, though I wonder who it was who thought fame and celebrity was fair before this.

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Comment on The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Students by Ryan http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-fake-law-narrative-wont-help-transgender-students/#comment-142210 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:03:53 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31771#comment-142210 It’s hard for me to imagine a transgender boy (female to male) coming away from a high school boys locker room less stigmatized. Are there private showering and changing stalls now?

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Comment on The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Students by SHG http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-fake-law-narrative-wont-help-transgender-students/#comment-142209 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:09:52 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31771#comment-142209 They claim they were stigmatized. Who isn’t in high school?

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Comment on The Land Of Limited Opportunity by SHG http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-land-of-limited-opportunity/#comment-142208 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:08:39 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31767#comment-142208 Three felonies a day. Your poor recall doesn’t make you immune. There is a wide gap between open borders and addressing inequities after people have long established law-abiding, productive, taxpaying lives. Where the line should be is what immigration reform should focus on.

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Comment on The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Students by B. McLeod http://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/02/22/the-fake-law-narrative-wont-help-transgender-students/#comment-142207 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:08:05 +0000 http://blog.simplejustice.us/?p=31771#comment-142207 Remarkable that transgender students were somehow or another getting along in school all these years without the help of any special bathroom writs from Gupta. However much it may have disturbed them to use the same bathroom as everybody else with similar genitalia, they apparently managed it. There is no reason to think they can’t continue to do so once the “bathroom of choice” edict is withdrawn.

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