In an interview on Friday, Mr. Gray mr Barr "very business-oriented and uncomplicated, a very good lawyer". But Gray also…
In an interview on Friday, Mr. Gray mr Barr “very business-oriented and uncomplicated, a very good lawyer”. But Gray also warned to make too much of Mr Barr’s writings about executive power at that time as a potential forecasting of what he could do in the Trump administration.
Mr. Gray claimed that 1989 was a special moment in history when he and Mr Barr considered that there was a rebalancing, as the congress had, in their opinion, appealed to limit the executive power of Watergate and the Iran counter scandals.
As Bush’s term progressed, he raised Mr Barr to the Assistant Attorney General and then to the top job in the department. Among other things, Mr. Barr put responsibility for the nation’s immigration authorities, and he pushed for a tougher line.
As he recalled in the oral story, Barr led bureaucratic battles to station immigration officers at major foreign airports to tighten passengers bound to the United States before embarking on plan, hoping to limit people’s ability to claim asylum – a process that he, like Mr Trump, has criticized as wrong and susceptible to abuse.
“People Should Get On The Airplane, they would come to the United States, and then they would claim asylum as soon as the plane was rapping down,” he says. “According to our laws, we have this very robust process that they have to go through. They would be released on the parole pending their asylum hearing, and then they would disappear. “
Following a 1991 Capitol in Haiti, Mr Barr operated to hold on to the American Navy Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which fled Haitians who had been taken to sea on their way to Florida. Mr. Barr would tighten those who did not were considered legitimate political refugees or who were infected with the virus that causes AIDS. It led to tensions with military leaders.