Aug 23 2011

(1)  U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves...

The call came in the morning to the lawyer representing Manuel Guerra, an illegal immigrant from Mexico living in Florida who had been caught in a tortuous and seemingly failing five-year court fight against deportation.

Aug 20 2011

(2)  New U.S. deportation policy raises questions about what was and what might be...

SALT LAKE CITY — From his new home in Chile, Claudio Correa thinks about what might have been. What if the Obama administration had allowed illegal immigrants facing deportation a chance to stay in the country 10 months earlier? Would his case be among the 300,000 the government intends to review as part of the new policy?

Aug 20 2011

(3)  Deseret News Editorial: Using discretion...

Law enforcement, by nature, requires discretion. For example, a police officer may choose to ticket one speeder over another based on how recklessly each appears to be driving, how much lip he gets from a driver or even a gut feeling. Discretion is also built into the U.S. legal system. Prosecutors exercise tremendous discretion in deciding which cases to prosecute and what sentences to pursue.

Aug 20 2011

(4)  Undocumented immigrants are \'coming out\'...

The Department of Homeland Security announced plans this week to review 300,000 pending deportation cases in federal immigration courts to determine which individuals meet specific criteria for removal and to focus on \"our highest priorities.\" That could be good news for some students who have been putting their illegal status out in the open in protests around the country. Such protests target immigration enforcement legislation or push for federal laws that would give illegal immigrants a path to become residents or citizens.

Aug 20 2011

(5)  U.S. to review 300,000 deportation cases...

The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in the U.S. and apply for a work permit, while it focuses on removing those who pose a danger to public safety. Officials announced plans to review 300,000 pending immigration cases and halt the deportations of people deemed to be a \"low priority\" - those who have lived in the U.S. for years without committing serious crimes.

Aug 20 2011

(6)  Obama plan to review deportation cases stokes heated debate...

The Obama administration\'s plan to review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify \"low-priority\" offenders has sparked a debate in Washington and beyond. Officials said that by launching the case-by-case review, they are refocusing deportation efforts on convicted felons and other \"public safety threats.\" Those who have not committed crimes could be allowed to remain in the U.S.

Aug 20 2011

(7)  One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Undocumented Students...

After Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law in July that would ease access to privately funded financial aid for undocumented students, both the bill’s advocates and critics are up in arms about the impact of immigration on higher education, as the state faces increasing cuts to public education and services.

Aug 20 2011

(8)  Dems rejoice, GOP recoils: Pete King blasts Obama for new, more open amnesty policy...

WASHINGTON - Rep. Pete King blasted President Obama\'s new deportation policy Friday as a \"blatant\" bid to grant amnesty to \"potentially millions of illegal aliens.\" The head of the House Homeland Security Committee accused Obama of picking and choosing which laws to enforce.

Aug 19 2011

(9)  New guidelines may help children of undocumented immigrants ...

Young children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrants will be among those least likely to face deportation under new administrative guidelines announced Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security and the White House. In a letter addressed to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the new direction is a way to lighten the load on law enforcement’s push to target dangerous, undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds living in the United States.

Aug 19 2011

(10)  US plans to make it a priority to deport illegal immigrants who are convicted criminals...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in this country and apply for a work permit, while focusing on removing from the U.S. convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.

Aug 19 2011

(11)  U.S. will review cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings...

The Obama administration said it will review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify \"low-priority\" offenders — including the elderly, crime victims and people who have lived in the U.S. since childhood — with an eye toward allowing them to stay.

Aug 19 2011

(12)  Obama to deport illegals by ‘priority’...

Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.

Aug 19 2011

(13)  Republicans Decry DHS Deportation Review as \'Amnesty\'...

Republicans accused the Obama administration of instituting \"backdoor amnesty\" after officials announced they would launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation in an effort to thin the list and focus resources on kicking out criminals.

Aug 19 2011

(14)  US to Review 300,000 Deportation Files; Many Might Win Reprieve Under New Case-By-Case Policy...

The United States is going to review 300,000 files of those currently in deportation proceedings as alleged illegal immigrants, as well as all future cases, to determine whether the individuals at issue qualify for a reprieve under a new federal policy announced by the White House yesterday.

Aug 19 2011

(15)  Immigration enforcement cutback opposed...

DENVER (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo says he is looking for a way to challenge an announcement by the Obama administration that deportation cases will be dismissed for undocumented students and other low-priority immigration offenders. Tancredo says he believes it\'s illegal, but it may be up to a judge to decide.

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