Jan 21, 2012

Immigration Crackdown: Mixed feelings about deportation reviews, even from ‘low priority’ immigrants

A look at the 'Catch 22' of the deportation case reviews: a person has to be in deportation proceedings in order to be exempted from deportation. 

scpr.org.Multi-American: "Immigration officials began poring through (deportation) case files last month as part of a pilot program in Denver and Baltimore, and the results are in: Of some 11,682 cases reviewed, about 1,600 people will be spared deportation, allowing them to stay in the country.

... Stuck in the middle are some of the very people who fit the low-priority criteria, .... There are several catches – and undocumented people who qualify to stay don’t get legal status as part of the deal." read more

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