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UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband

***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake … Continue reading »

NYT Editorial on Deportation Delay: 'After 2 Million Deportations, What's a Few Thousand More?'

In response to this week’s news that the Obama deportation review has been delayed, this editorial at the New York Times is a must-read.  It’s brutal; the highlights below are ours: President Obama asked the homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, in March to review the administration’s immigration enforcement policies. He was under intense pressure from immigrant advocates, … Continue reading »

A Bad Day for Immigrants, One that Reduces Chances of Legislation and Raises the Stakes for Bold Executive Action

Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s announcement that the results of the … Continue reading »

Legal Experts Agree: President Obama Has Broad Authority for Executive Action on Immigration

From Michael Shear and Ashley Parker at the New York Times today comes the latest article gauging the state of play re: the White House and executive action on immigration enforcement.  A DHS review is under way, and Secure Communities is rumored to be getting a reboot — but no one is sure when exactly executive … Continue reading »

Chuck Grassley for Executive Action on Immigration Before He Was Against It

When President Obama announced yesterday that he was easing rules for foreign high-skilled workers, Sen. Chuck Grassley was one of the first to register his displeasure.  As he griped on the Senate floor: The Obama administration claims it wants immigration reform, but they can’t wait for Congress.  They act on their own.   What’s next?  Will the president unilaterally legalize … Continue reading »

Bloomberg Editorial: Obama Should Take Action, Reduce Deportations

President Obama has deported more than 2 million people, many of whom would qualify for legislative immigration reform.  Just last week, on May Day, advocates across the nation rallied for legislation and for an end to the separation of families.  Today, an editorial at Bloomberg calls for action from Obama, and asks him to reduce deportations. … Continue reading »

MPI Reports Adds Pressure for Obama Administration Action on Deportations

This week, the Migration Policy Institute released a report, The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement, which “analyze[d] the current pipelines for removal and key trends in border and interior apprehensions, deportations and criminal prosecutions. ” The report begins: The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized immigrants and other removable noncitizens in … Continue reading »

Obama Administration May Consider Bond Hearings, Other Deportation Policy Changes

President Obama has been under heavy pressure from immigration reform advocates to address his record rate of deportations — and according to the Los Angeles Times, he may be considering key changes to detention and deportation policy. According to the Times, Obama may be considering bond hearings for detained immigrants, and changes to deportation policies … Continue reading »

The Two Key Deportation Stats Beyond Dispute and Why They Matter Politically

There is growing pressure on the Obama Administration to preside over immigration enforcement reforms and to deliver affirmative relief to those who would qualify for legalization under the Senate’s immigration bill.  While the White House is engaged in a sustained effort to dispute and muddy some of the recent statistical looks at their enforcement record, two … Continue reading »

Deportations Are Moral, Humanitarian Crisis – And Increasingly A Political Problem

Recently we’ve begun seeing a concerted effort by the Obama Administration to distance itself from the very aggressive deportation and enforcement strategy that has been underway for the past six years. Though, no one is denying that 2,000,000 immigrants have been deported, so it’s no surprise that the tough enforcement policy is being felt on the … Continue reading »