U.S. Offers to Shelve Deportations

Google News, April 25, 2012

Immigration chiefs have offered to shelve 7.5% of cases under a massive review of the backlogged US system which is aiming to deport more criminals.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has offered to temporarily suspend the deportation cases of around 16,500 people after reviewing more than 70% of the pending immigration cases as of mid-April, according to statistics released by the agency.

ICE officials said 2,700 cases had been shelved. The rest still require paperwork and background checks. It was not immediately clear how many immigrants had been told of the offer or how many had accepted it.

The Obama administration announced in August that about 300,000 deportation cases would be reviewed and non-criminals and those illegal immigrants who posed no public safety or national security threat would probably have their cases put on hold indefinitely.

The move was welcomed by immigrant advocates but condemned by critics who called the programme an attempt by the administration to work around Congress. Since then, however, immigrant advocates have complained that the government is offering to apply so-called prosecutorial discretion in too few instances, and that those whose deportation cases are put on the back burner still do not get a work permit.

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  • ageofknowledge

    U.S. citizens demand the federal government do their job with regards to current immigration law and not “shelf” anything except their apathy.

    • The__Bobster

      No, that’s a job they refuse to do. They’d better get some invaders to do the deed.

  • Rocky Bass

    Americans are dying for jobs in numbers about even with the number of illegals over here. MASS DEPORTATION NOW! Anything less is treasonous. It’s been done before and should be done again, but that was a different, saner country back then I guess. 

  • Xanthippe2

    Fewer immigrants mean more jobs for Americans.  More Americans with jobs mean more money kept in the U.S. and less money sent to relatives in Mexico, India, etc.  But this doesn’t matter to “our” government.  The powers that be put making Whites a minority above economic prosperity.

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  • loyalwhitebriton

    I know that this is off topic, bur I must tell you that one of the great thinkers and orators of British Nationalist politics has recently passed away. His name is Jonathan Bowden, and he died on march 29th 2012, allegedly from a heart attack. It has taken nearly a month for the news to come out.
     
    For an interesting tribute (after a short intro).

  • loyalwhitebriton

    The above comment by “Guest” is mine. I was trying to edit the post so I could include a photo.
    Rest In Peace Jonathan Bowden.