Past Features

July 26, 2015

Wrecking our Nation
Schey Wins Another Battle Against America -- July 26, 2015   
Judge rules against U.S. child detention
    Los Angeles -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Justice Department's system of detaining children with their mothers after they have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.
   The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory for the immigrant rights lawyers who brought the case, but its immediate implications for detainees were not yet clear. The ruling upholds a tentative decision Gee made in April, and comes a week after the two sides told her that they failed to reach a new settlement agreement as she'd asked for.
    The 1997 settlement at issue bars immigrant children from being held in unlicensed, secure facilities. Gee found that settlement covered all children in the custody of federal immigration officials, even those being held with a parent.
    Peter Schey, head of the Center for Human Rights and one of the attorneys who brought the suit, said federal officials "know they're in violation of the law."

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
One-Man Nation-Wrecking Crew
    In Border Buster (New Times, June 20, 2002) reporter Susan Goldsmith gave us an in-depth look at the world of immigration lawyer Peter Schey, including this: "Schey is part of the reason that the multicultural faces of Los Angeles and other big cities around the country look the way they do.”
    Absolutely right.
    It was Schey's 1982 Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court victory requiring U.S. schools to educate illegal aliens (another really dumb decision), that led to Proposition 187 which was aimed at reversing it.
   After 187 passed by a wide margin, Schey went about to kill it --- and kill it he did --- illegally.
    We lost Proposition 187 --- and California --- due mainly to the cowardice of Republican Party leaders, which I chronicled in Courage and Capitulation in California.
    Donald Trump is rising in the polls because he has the courage that we needed from Republican leaders and didn't get.
    Back in 2002, Susan Goldsmith quoted me correctly: "'Peter Schey is a one-man nation-wrecking crew,' said Glenn Spencer..."
    Let us hope and pray that Mr. Trump is given the chance to use his skills to rebuild a nation that Peter Schey has nearly wrecked.