Thursday, June 7, 2012
Promises, Promises: The Beat Goes On -- Deportations Continue as Obama Administration Reviews Deportation Backlog
Julia Preston for thr N.Y. Times reports something that should not be surprising to immigration attorneys across teh United States: "After seven months of an ambitious review by the Obama administration of all deportations before the nation’s immigration courts, very few of them have been halted . . . . Under the review of more than 411,000 deportation cases, the first of its kind, fewer than 2 percent have been closed so far. The numbers fall far short of expectations raised among immigrants, including many Latinos, when top administration officials announced they would comb through backlogged court dockets to close cases where the immigrants had strong family ties to this country and no criminal records."