Bob Schacht

Out Of The Blue & Into The Black: Sad Farewells & A Moment For Schacht

They give you this, but they gave us Schacht.

Hi there friends of the Emptywheel blog. The collective lost another longtime voice.

It’s better to burn out
than it is to rust
The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

Our friend Dr. Robert Schacht. Knew him for years online, and then met him personally at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in a bar. Wow. One smart and fun human.

He never burned out, he never came to rust. Bob Schacht will never fade away.

Thank you Bob Schacht.

Vaya con dios and Aloha.

Emptywheel Twitterverse
emptywheel @herrdoktorjay If you can't assume all whose visa expired malicious overstays (you can't bc DHS sucks) you can't track malicious overstays
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emptywheel @herrdoktorjay See, that's my point. DHS now starts process by saying, "Oh, we'll miss our own deadline by 3 months."
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emptywheel @herrdoktorjay Even routine green card renewals for non-risk people STILL assume 3 months longer than DHS's own deadlines.
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emptywheel @herrdoktorjay You're lucky! I know abt 50 people who went thru. I think I know one who didn't either technically fall or come damn close.
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emptywheel @bsdtectr Their passports ARE RFIDed (as are ours).
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emptywheel Don't think solution to visa overstays is bar coding students (Fedex). It would take bureaucracy that works, also for immigrants w/status.
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JimWhiteGNV RT @lrozen: Heard interesting tneory, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md), who is retiring, may be pre-set to be #34 so no one who has to run burd…
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emptywheel If you fixed immigration system for those (almost every single person I've known) who technically fall out of status you might fix overstays
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emptywheel Yes, it sounds horrible. & one inherent problem w/visa overstays is immigration bureaucracy fails even for immigrants who SHOULD have status
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emptywheel Christie's talking visa overstays (eg, both immigration that wall won't affect and which had role in 9/11). It's actually a real problem.
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emptywheel I loathe Christie but think his Fedex comment has been generally horribly reported. He couldn't be talking ALL undocs bc most AREN'T tracked
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emptywheel @pastordan In fact I can think of no more appropriate way for Walker to end his career than in presiding over ALEC's downfall.
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