Perhaps it’s a classic case of “right hand, left hand” or “ready, fire, aim.”
Perhaps the folks over at the University of New Mexico Board of Regents haven’t heard federal judges in New Mexico are struggling under a massive caseload and what’s one more civil lawsuit.
Because there isn’t really a good explanation why the regents filed suit against the federal government, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Attorney General William Barr last month in an effort to bring a Chinese researcher to campus.
The regents said in a court filing that Dr. Hongwei Gao was supposed to start a postdoctoral fellowship in the electrical and computer engineering department in August but hasn’t been able to travel to the United States because the Department of State hasn’t processed his visa application. Therefore, the complaint says, UNM “is suffering prejudice every day without the contributions he would be making in research and investigation.”