Faculty Blog, Haynes

Pandemic Priorities: Public Health, Not Immigrant Detention

The United States is now fully subject to the rampaging effects of Covid-19.  Whether the Trump Administration admits it or not is no longer relevant. The virus is unmoved by pleas to focus on the economy or on Trump’s re-election ambitions.  In the midst of this void of leadership, a public health hot spot is… Continue reading Pandemic Priorities: Public Health, Not Immigrant Detention

Faculty Blog, Haynes

Big Brother Is, In Fact, Watching

The US government is tracking people who oppose its unlawful and inhuman practices.  In February of 2019, I filed Communiques with UN Special Rapporteurs, asking for their intervention with the US government.  UN human rights mechanisms are a last resort, utilized when a person’s own government is harming them, and refuses requests for transparency about… Continue reading Big Brother Is, In Fact, Watching

Faculty Blog, Haynes

Government Abuse of Power

In October of 2018, the Department of Homeland Security sent a “subpoena/summons” to an immigration attorney.  The document stated: “You are requested not to disclose the existence of this summons for an indefinite period of time. The government works for, and at the behest of, the people.”  The “subpoena/summons” requested  the private attorney to supply… Continue reading Government Abuse of Power