For all the passion of recent immigration debate, with its rhetoric of border security and cries for legalization, nary a word has been spoken of our policy of deporting lawful permanent residents–our family members, neighbors, co-workers, and friends living lawfully in the United States-simply because they crossed paths, as is true for tens of millions of U.S. citizens, even minimally with the criminal justice system.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.