Skip to comments.Admin. extends Salvadoran deportation freeze
Posted on 08/26/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by AuntB
The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country.
The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing disruptions from a series of earthquakes in 2001, concluding that "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals."
The Obama administration's deportation policies have come under scrutiny, just as the president has geared up for his reelection campaign. Despite his support for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship, deportations have soared to new highs under the Obama administration and the president's approval ratings among Latino voters have flatlined.
Hugo Martinez, El Salvador's Foreign Minister, was in Washington this week to discuss the policy and meet with Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano. The protected status designation currently applies to 215,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S. illegally and otherwise subject to deportation, and remittances from ex-patriate Salvadorans in the United States help keep that country's economy afloat.
Get ready for Obama Amnesty Phase 2, you all! Mexicans will soon be given asylum because of the mess down there. Bammy needs him some voters!
He’s protecting Guatemalans from returning from their country because there was an earthquake there ELEVEN YEARS AGO?
Has he issued them their fake photo IDs yet, so they can vote for him?
The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing disruptions from a series of earthquakes in 2001, at this rate they will never go home. After 11 years the earthquakes have come and gone.if the country is this backwards, they should be calling on the U.N. for help. Odd how millions of others can still be living there, it seems to be only problem for those living here illegally. DHS makes out like this just happened recently.If they cannot fix the country now, they never will. If they do not fix it, that means more of their people can come here, claim the series of earthquakes in 2001, is why I must come and stay in American and DHS lets them. A series of earthquakes rattled Japan, they are rebuilding the country, not fleeing it. 11 years is enough time to clear up any problems.
The Center for Immigration Studies has challenged this.
Obama is counting people seized at the border as being “deported.”
That's not how it was counted in the past.
Just as important, thousands of illegals are seized multiple times - twice, three times, even more.
Obama counts each of these like a new “deportation.”