Friday, August 19, 2011

Illegal Immigrants Held As Noncriminals In Deportation Process Will Be Granted Work Permits

Janet Napolitano

300,000 deportation cases to be reviewed by DHS and U.S. Department of Justice.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 19, 2011

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Janet Napolitano, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) announced that under a directive from the Obama administration, the department will be reviewing about 300,000 deportation cases. The DHS and U.S. Department of Justice will determine in a case by case, if illegal immigrants detained and waiting deportation are criminals, a threat to national security and public safety.
Noncriminal illegal immigrants who might have been exempt under the DREAM Act provisons, which failed to pass Congress will be allowed to stay in the country and can apply for a work permit. The DHS will use some of the DREAM Act provisions as guidelines to determine who would qualify for a work permit under the new rules being adopted by DHS, according to Napolitano.
The DHS and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported more than 600,000 noncriminal illegal immigrants per year since President Barack H. Obama (D) took office.
The new DHS policy is being criticized by the GOP members of Congress claiming it is a backdoor amnesty and just a political ploy to regain the Hispanic vote to re-elect Obama after the massive deportations under his administration.

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