Tag: prosecutorial discretion

Anti-Immigrant Groups Attempt to Incite Fear Over Administrative Action

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 2 Comments
Anti-Immigrant Groups Attempt to Incite Fear Over Administrative Action

As news trickles out of the White House that President Obama is planning to announce a program like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative for other worthy populations, the anti-immigrant community is preparing their fire. An early shot comes via a post in The Hill where the Center for Immigration Studies claims that […]

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Why the President Has Authority to Act on Deportations

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Enforcement with 10 Comments
Why the President Has Authority to Act on Deportations

The Washington Post published an editorial last week that missed the mark on whether the President has the authority to limit deportations of undocumented immigrants, concluding President Obama would be “tearing up the Constitution” by doing so. The New York Times editorial board followed up Sunday with their more accurate assessment that it “would be […]

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Homeland Security Secretary Responds to House Republicans and Flawed Anti-Immigrant Report

Homeland Security Secretary Responds to House Republicans and Flawed Anti-Immigrant Report

Only days after President Obama asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to hold off his deportation review in order to give House Republicans space to move immigration reform negotiations forward, some of those same House Republicans in the Judiciary Committee held an “oversight hearing” of DHS. The hearing turned out to be little more […]

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What Does More Discretion and Less Deportation Look Like?

What Does More Discretion and Less Deportation Look Like?

Following President Obama’s announcement that administration officials will review enforcement policies to see how to make them more humane, NBC News reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has compiled a list of recommendations for Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on what actions could be taken to slow deportations. According to NBC News, the caucus will […]

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New Report Sheds Little Light on Deportation Debate

New Report Sheds Little Light on Deportation Debate

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) sheds little light on the ongoing debate around who does and does not get deported from the United States. The report would have us believe that the federal government is knowingly letting tens of thousands of violent foreign-born criminals go free. It’s certainly a sensational […]

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President Calls for Review of U.S. Deportation System

President Calls for Review of U.S. Deportation System

As the number of deportations under President Obama near the 2 million mark and Congress stalls on immigration reform legislation, President Obama said Friday that administration officials are reviewing what could be done to make the immigration enforcement system more humane. The announcement follows votes in the House of Representatives last week attempting to limit […]

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Increase in Deportations Harms Native-Born Workers and Economy

Written by on March 14, 2014 in Economics, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Increase in Deportations Harms Native-Born Workers and Economy

More immigrants are being “removed” from the United States than ever before by a deportation system that has grown larger and more aggressive coupled with  an agency with misplaced priorities in which most immigrants deported pose no threat to anyone. “For nearly two decades, the federal government has been pursuing an enforcement-first approach to immigration […]

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House Limits Administrative Action Instead of Acting on Immigration Reform

Written by on March 13, 2014 in Enforcement, Legislation with 2 Comments
House Limits Administrative Action Instead of Acting on Immigration Reform

Work on existing bills that lay out legislative options to fix the nation’s immigration system is languishing in the House while its members focus on legislation that rolls back the president’s power to help immigrants caught in the broken system. Following up on Wednesday’s vote to approve the ENFORCE Act (HR 4138), the House on […]

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House Passes ENFORCE Act

Written by on March 12, 2014 in Enforcement, Legislation, News Flash with 1 Comment
House Passes ENFORCE Act

The House of Representatives today passed HR 4138, the ENFORCE Act, by a vote of 233 to 181. This bill would give either chamber of Congress standing to bring a civil action in U.S. district court alleging that “President, the head of any department or agency of the United States, or any other officer or […]

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Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

Written by on March 7, 2014 in Enforcement, Interior Enforcement, Reform with 0 Comments
Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. On the other […]

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