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Politics Delays Review of Deportation Rules

June 1, 2014
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Deportation and Border Enforcement Continue

 Politics delays

President Obama said that Homeland Security would take a new look at how it deports undocumented migrants. Now he wants to delay the review until Congress adjourns in August.

Republicans are warning the president not to issue new rules on deportation. They do not want him to change the rules without new legislation. If he does, they will charge him with abusing his power. This will make it harder to pass any immigration law in the House of Representatives.

The question is should the president act right now even if it hurts the chances of a compromise immigration reform bill?

The immigrant community is split on the delay. Some say if the Republicans do nothing, pro-immigrant voters will know which party to blame. They think Republicans will suffer in the fall elections.

Other advocates say current policies are hurting families. They think the president should do all he can right now to change things.

Most likely there will be no review and no new rules for a few months.

Existing immigration laws are still being enforced. For example, in Milwaukee federal agents recently rounded up undocumented immigrants. They said the 21 people they took into custody were criminals. But neighbors say many were not.

Immigration policies are changing elsewhere. For example, the Border Patrol has new rules on when to use force at the Mexican border. There are many instances of rock throwing from the Mexican side. In some instances Border Patrol Agents shot back.

In a review, an outside group said more non-lethal ways could be found to deal with rock throwing and speeding vehicles. Every one agrees it is a difficult situation.

The agency head says the new handbook tries to limit the use of force “to only when necessary to protect people.”

Changing immigration policy is a challenge. It is not clear if a solution is ahead.

Source: The New York Times May 29, 2014 and May 30, 2014

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