Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What Deportation Policy Change? Obama Administration Continues to Deport "Low-Priority" Immigrants

Elise Foley of the Huffington Post reports that Shamir Ali, a 25-year-old native of Bangladesh, is currently in immigration detention facing deportation. advocate Felipe Matos comments on the Obama administration's alleged shift in deportation priorities:

"This is another broken promise by the Obama administration," "He promised us that he was not going to deport people that are deemed low-priority. This detention center could be full of people like Shamir."

Appeals have been made to the administration to favorably exercise discretion in Ali's case.  ICE's response was that they are "unable to exercise discretion at this time."

As I predicted, unless your case garners national media attention, if you are in the United States without authorization and you are encountered, this administration will seek to deport you.

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