IMMIGRATION: Fact or Fiction?

The overheated political rhetoric about immigration policy has exposed a fundamental fact: the general public and the vast majority of lawyers are ignorant of the law. This makes us vulnerable to all sorts of spurious claims made by politicians who willfully and knowingly use our ignorance and misunderstanding of the law against us.


The Texas Bar Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of Texas. It publishes legal articles of general interest to Texas lawyers on a monthly basis. The May, 2019 issue published an article on immigration entitled “Fact or Fiction?” The article was eyeopener for me and I think it will be for you, too. The article was written by immigration attorneys Alma J. Reyes and Teresa Messer. The article will help all of us identify false and misleading political arguments.