Posts Tagged “Politics of Immigration”

Why ICE’s Dismissal Policy Could Be Bad For Immigrants

Posted on September 1st, 2010 by Vinesh

While supporters of immigration reform are applauding ICE’s new immigration policy — which may lead to the dismissal of thousands of deportation cases — the policy could be bad for some aliens.  In particular, it could make life worse for aliens who are likely to win relief from removal. This is because the ICE memo […]

Unofficial Immigration Reform?

Posted on September 1st, 2010 by Vinesh

While immigration reform has yet to pass — and may not any time soon — the Obama Administration is implementing what some call an unofficial amnesty.  While the Administration is ramping up deportations of aliens with serious criminal histories, it’s begun dismissing thousands of removal cases.  The criteria?  If you’ve been here 2 years or […]

Rifts Within ICE on Deportation Policy

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by Vinesh

Curiously, many lawmakers on the Left are unhappy with Obama’s stance on illegal immigration and deportation, arguing its enforcement measures are too harsh.  Even stranger, there’s now a rift within executive agencies.  An article in the Washington Post reports “festering internal divisions” between political appointees and career officials Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Evidence of […]