Friday, August 19, 2011

Obama may allow low priority illegal immigrants to stay in the US

The Los Angeles Times just reported that the Obama administration said it will review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify "low-priority" offenders. These offenders will include the elderly, crime victims and people who have lived in the U.S. since childhood. The review will be done with an eye toward allowing them to stay.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced this move in reaction to the growing criticism that the deportation process is too harsh.  This case by case review is meant to stress that deportation efforts are focused on convicted felons and other public safety threats.  For more info please see,0,28823,full.story

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