Immigration reform 2015 news: DHS not deporting undocumented immigrants following Obama administration directive
Immigration reform is an issue that seems to have been the biggest failure of Barack Obama presidency. There is no denying the fact that the President has done his best in this regard, but despite his best efforts he couldn’t succeed.
The fault is apparently not his as he has been very serious about what he promised years ago. Everyone knows as to who sabotaged it in the year 2013 and who are the ones who went to court against his immigration executive order a couple of months ago.
Reports suggest that President Obama has ordered Department of Homelamd Security to stop deporting long term undocumented immigrants.
There are now definite reports thatÂ Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nationâ€™s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials.
Obama has been trying to get as much relief for such aliens as possible. While public attention has been focused on the court fight over President Obamaâ€™s highly publicized executive action on immigration, DHS has been tasked to do less on deportation and more on their integration.
A report in the Washington Post says that the DHS has been told not to deport except those with criminal background. Report suggest that new guidelined direct agents to focus on the three priority groups and leave virtually everyone else alone. Demographic data shows that the typical undocumented immigrant has lived in the United States for a decade or more and has established strong community ties.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson while talking about the issue says ” We are making it clear that we should not expend our limited resources on deporting those who have been here for years, have committed no serious crimes and have, in effect, become integrated members of our society,â€ Johnson said in a recent speech in Houston. He added: â€œThese people are here, they live among us, and they are not going away.â€
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