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Obama Orders Review of Deportation Practices

March 16, 2014
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Obama latinos2The administration has been very strict in enforcing rules on deportation. Some advocates are calling the president the “Deporter-in-Chief.”

Advocates and immigrant groups want the president to reduce deportations. For example, they want him to stop the deportation of the undocumented parents of children who were born in America and who therefore are American citizens.

Advocacy and immigrant groups also want the president to reduce the deportation of the parents of “Dreamers” (children brought into the country by undocumented parents). The president has already granted deferrals to the Dreamers so they can continue their education.

The president says deportation should be more humane. He said he had, “deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system.”

There is no way President Obama can win the argument over immigration.

Supporters of immigration reform say the president can make the changes through an executive order.  If he does, Republicans will say this is another reason why they do not trust him.

Opponents will charge that he is favoring the undocumented at the expense of low-skilled American workers.

Advocates will say any changes do not go far enough. And they will they have no assurances that Homeland Security will change its practices.

There is not much hope that the Republican-led House of Representatives will deal with immigration before the fall election.

The pressure means some advocates may turn against the president if he does nothing or not enough. At the ballot box this may help Republicans.  Pro-immigrant voters may not turn out on Election Day.

Source: The Los Angeles Times                                                                                                                                                                  March 13, 2014

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