Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Will Obama Administration Act to Slow Removals?

There is lots of chatter out there that the Obama administration is considering administreative measures sthat will slow down the well-greased deportation machionery.  Activists have been pressing the administration to halt all deportations.  Rumors have it that, while the administration is unlikely to do that, it may do such things as exercise prosecutorial discretion to not seek to remove undocumented and other immigrants not convicted of serious crimes.  Any bets on what the administration will do?



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New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009, and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released on Wednesday.

The figures show that the administration opened 26 percent fewer deportation cases in the courts last year than in 2009. In 2013, immigration judges ordered deportations in 105,064 cases nationwide.


"Any bets on what the administration will do?"

The best bet when it comes to Obama is that law will not matter and that politics will.

Posted by: Jack | Apr 24, 2014 11:30:20 PM

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