Fairness Should be Focus of Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Friday, September 5, 2014

U-T San Diego -- Ev Meade is director of the Trans-Border Institute at University of San Diego. 

Sensible, bipartisan immigration reform isn’t dead. But if we don’t get back to basic constitutional principles, it will drown in cultural politics.

Throughout the Cold War, federal judges of all different stripes blasted the summary and/or arbitrary detention and deportation of noncitizens. They accused the government of trampling the Constitution. Many cited the “battle for hearts and minds” and the reign of arbitrary imprisonment behind the Iron Curtain. (Full Story



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