Skip to comments.U.S. Eases Deportation Policy
Posted on 08/18/2011 1:03:19 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
With a view to maximize use of immigration-enforcement resources, the Obama administration has decided it will, on a case by case basis, allow many illegal immigrants who face deportation to remain in the U.S.
A senior administration official said Thursday that federal authorities will review individually the cases of some 300,000 illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings. Those who haven't committed crimes and aren't deemed a threat to public safety will have a chance to stay in the U.S. and apply for a work permit.
"The idea is to make sure that we are investing enforcement resources where they are best utilized," the senior administration official said. The idea, the official said, is to "Identify low-priority cases and administratively close the case so they no longer clog the system." The official added that the case could be reopened by the government at any time.
The decision will also benefit about 11 million illegal immigrants who live in the U.S. but aren't currently in the deportation system because they haven't been caught by federal authorities, the official said.
"They will be less likely to enter the caseload to begin with so we can focus on folks in caseload who are high priority," said the government official, who declined to be named.
The announcement outraged hardliners on illegal immigration but seemed to placate some immigrant advocates angered by record removals of illegal immigrants and lack of progress in an overhaul of the immigration system.
"In essence, the administration has declared that U.S. immigration is now virtually unlimited to anyone willing to try to entersubject only to those who commit violent felonies after arrival. This is not the nation's immigration law," says Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
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So 300,000 more votes of Bammy.
Amnesty by executive order.
“Those who haven’t committed crimes”
They committed a crime the second they crossed the boarder.
obama flips you the bird while heading off to the vineyard.
The looting of America continues.
This is treason. Right in front of us.
Sad that the source is not The Onion.
Interviewer: For whom do you plan on voting in the next general election?
Illegal alien: Senor Obama!
Ok, here's your green card and a voter registration form.
If Perry wins I’m sure he willl reverse This on the double....haaaa..
This has always been Obama’s policy and the way a lot of governors, including RINOs like Perry, govern. The only difference is that Obama is more open about it, while most of the politicians double-talk in order to cover it up.
ANOTHER OBAMA CRAP SANDWICH BEING SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS...PING!!!
I wonder if they are being investigated in “Battleground” states?
It makes sense that Obama would plant thousands on sure Democratic, dependent voters into districts he may be close in next fall.
Nothing surprises me anymore.
“This is treason. Right in front of us”
It is also the end of the rule of law. If the president or a governor disagrees with a law then he refuses to enforce it.
Another example is that Illinois has a death penalty but the last two governors have prevented each and every execution, just because they personally disagree with the death penalty.
There’s a lot Republican executives could do with this. Don’t arrest tax cheats. Don’t arrest people who disobey the ObamaCare laws.
Ah yes, more of what Axelnut, er, rod says is “Obama being too smart for the little people”.
I wish they’d all just crawl under a pile of rock and stay there.
Obama just went around the law and for political reasons..... granted amnesty.
IMPEACH THIS FILTHY BASTARD.
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