August 26, 2010

LET THEM IN THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AS NEIGHBORS:

Non-felon illegal immigrants going unprosecuted as U.S. focuses on threats (Susan Carroll, 8/25/10, Dallas Morning News)

The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants who have no serious criminal records, according to sources familiar with the efforts.

Culling the immigration court system dockets of immigrants who aren't believed to be dangerous started in earnest in Houston about a month ago and has stunned local immigration attorneys, who have reported coming to court anticipating clients' deportations only to learn that the government was tossing their cases. [...]

Critics assailed the plan as another sign that the Obama administration is trying to create a kind of backdoor "amnesty" program.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2010 6:38 AM
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