Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

A Prison By Any Other Name

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"The one-week program on the enforcement of immigration law at the border (hosted by Hofstra Law School and is taught at the University of Texas in El Paso) ended this past Saturday, May 25. I didn't have the chance to blog about the last two substantive days of the program so I'm going to do so this week.

Day 5 of the program focused on examining the exclusion and detention of noncitizens. My broad goal for that day was to underscore the broad power that the U.S. government has in excluding noncitizens and the ways that the U.S. constitution imposes limits on the power of the government to detain noncitizens.
In class that morning, we heard a presentation by two U.S. consular officers who are based in Ciudad Juarez. Both officers talked about the process that noncitizens go through when they apply for visas to enter the U.S. Notably, when asked by the