Immigration Law

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, and those who work for the organization itself. . . .The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions." - Angelo A. Paparelli, May 5, 2012.