In a letter to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other senators who had requested that DHS consider deferring the removal of all DREAM Act eligible students, DHS announced that they would not categorically defer removal, but persons who were not high priority targets can request prosecutorial discretion on a case by case basis.
|US Policy Alters Deportation Priorities
letters2wash Immigration amnesty, deportation, immigration, law The Department of Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano announced that the Obama administration would make rules whereby 300,000 in deportation proceedings would be reviewed and where those without criminal records could stay. Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Council discusses the department’s new deportation priority changes.
|Obama Administration puts Band-Aid on immigration
It’s been a big week for immigration news. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday released a letter stating the Obama Administration would review the files of 300,000 undocumented immigrants and reevaluate the pending deportations of “low priority” cases or people who have not committed violent crimes.
|U.S. Eases Policy On Deportations
The Obama administration decided it will, on a case-by-case basis, allow many illegal immigrants who face deportation to remain in the U.S., a move aimed at focusing enforcement efforts. Federal authorities will review individually the cases of some 300,000 illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings, a senior administration official said Thursday.
|Deportation Halted for Younger Immigrants
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration announced on Thursday that it would generally not deport or expel illegal immigrants who had come to the United States as young children and graduated from high school or served in the armed forces.