Monday, August 22, 2011

Obama Policy Shift on Deportation

On August 21, 2011 the Obama administration announced that is will be applying new "common sense guidelines" on whether to deport immigrants that are in the United States illegally. The policy change will allow illegals to apply for work authorization and remain in the U.S. indefinitely. A non-exhaustive list of factors will be considered, of note are:

length of the person's presence in the U.S.;

circumstance of the person's arrival in the U.S., with particular consideration given to those who have graduated from a U.S. high school or have successfully pursued or are pursuing a college or advanced degree at a legitimate institution;

the  person's criminal history, including prior arrests, prior convictions, or outstanding arrests warrants;

and whether the person has  U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child, or parent.

The President also advised the Department of Homeland Security to include a low priority definition that involves cases of long-term permanent residents who had committed a crime in the distant past.

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