Wednesday, September 4, 2019
As reported on Monday, the Trump Administration had announce in late August that it would suspend the policy of deferred deportation for undocumented immigrants who require life-saving medical treatment in the United States. The same would apply to immigrants whose family members require treatment. As reported, 127 Senators signed a letter criticizing the President's decision in addition to public outrage.
Now the Trump administration has reversed its position, at least in part. The administration announced it would review the medical deferral requests on a case by case basis. The government announced that it had not yet deported anyone who had received an August 7th letter informing applicants of the deferral's suspension. Allegedly the applications received as of August 7th will still be reviewed on their merits. But no information was given as to whether the program will be reinstated for new applicants.