Govt Tells Agents to ID Which Immigrants Not to Deport

Alicia A. Caldwell, My Way, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

Agents also have been told to review government files to identify any jailed immigrants they might be able to release under the program.

The directives from the Homeland Security Department mark an unusual change for U.S. immigration enforcement, placing the obligation on the government for identifying immigrants who might qualify for lenient treatment. Previously, it was the responsibility of immigrants or their lawyers to assert that they might qualify under rules that could keep them out of jail and inside the United States.

It’s akin to the Internal Revenue Service calling taxpayers to recommend they should have used certain exemptions or deductions.

The training materials apply to agents for Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They instruct agents “to immediately begin identifying persons in their custody, as well as newly encountered persons” who may be eligible for protection from deportation.


Under Obama’s plans, the government is focused on deporting immigrants with serious criminal records or who otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. For the most part, under the new policy, immigrants whose only offense is being in the country without permission aren’t supposed to be a priority for immigration officers.

While the administration has estimated that as many as 4 million people will be eligible for protection from deportation, the Congressional Budget Office estimated about 2 million to 2.5 million immigrants are expected to be approved for the program by 2017. As many as 1.7 million young immigrants were estimated to be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but since its 2012 creation only about 610,000 people have successfully signed up.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Do deport:
    All White Europeans

    Don’t deport:
    Everyone else

  • Why play games? Why they don’t just declare every illegal alien caught crossing our border as ineligible for deportation? It amounts to the same thing.

    This country has gone mad . . . literally mad (to quote Enoch Powell if I may).

    • propagandaoftruth

      Rivers of brown…

      • Usually Much Calmer

        The blood will come.

  • dd121

    Our system of self governance has worked pretty well the past 200 odd years. If politicians of all persuasions start enforcing our laws for and against their cronies/enemies as they see fit, our little political experiment is going to unravel.rather quickly.

    • MBlanc46

      It is unraveling before our eyes.

      • dd121

        The media isn’t doing their duty to warn us either. They act like this is all normal. It’s really the gathering storm of a national political disaster.

    • 1G25

      The unraveling began with the inauguration of the Fifteenth Amendment.

  • Surprised, when Obama’s nominee for USAG says that anyone who sneaks into the country illegally has the “right” to work? And with that, she got Rand Paul’s vote for confirmation.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    If your friends, relatives, and neighbors recognize this government as legitimate today. . . you either haven’t done enough or they are irredeemably facile.

  • MBlanc46

    This should not be surprising. He’s made it abundantly clear that he’s going to flood the country with Mexicans and other Third Worlders and nothing will stop him.

  • IstvanIN

    We shouldn’t deport illegals until they have murdered a White citizen, or is that too strict?

  • Turn Hearts

    I think the best solution to illegal immigration is to determine the cost per illegal immigrant in US dollars and then set that as the reward and then allow bounty hunters to capture them dead or alive.

    This would remove the burden of securing our borders off the bumbling politicians / bureaucrats / law enforcement people and put the solution down into the hands of private sector individuals whose income for capturing/killing the illegals would benefit the local community with the reward money being spent locally.

    For example, if it is determined that each illegal cost our country $1,500.00 and a reward for that amount is set, then a bounty hunter who could average capturing or killing 100 per month could make a good profit and the money would be put back into the local community which would help offset the drain of money of illegals sending their money back to the countries they came from.