Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Instruct Us Again on the Immigration Rules


"That some federal officers, such as the swoop-down visitors from USCIS's Fraud Detection and Nationality Security Directorate, would try to defy Constitutional protections and black-letter administrative law through the back-door rewriting of the instructions to an immigration form is no surprise. It merely confirms what essayist, Jerry Pournelle, described as his "Iron Law of Bureaucracy":

[In] any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization