Obama Preparing to Stop ICE From Targeting Immigration Offenders

CIS — On Friday, a DHS official leaked to the Los Angeles Times hints of two policy changes in the works to further reduce deportations. If implemented, we can expect deportations to drop by tens of thousands per year, and the communities where they are released can expect them to renew the criminal activity that caused them to be referred to ICE in the first place. The first change apparently being considered would be to stop deporting illegal aliens whose “only” convictions have been for immigration offenses. Some immigration violations are quite serious, although anti-enforcement groups like to give the impression that they are the equivalent of jaywalking. For example, alien smuggling is an immigration offense, as is international child abduction, and immigration fraud. [Read More]