Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves - NYTimes.com

U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves - NYTimes.com By JULIA PRESTON Published: August 22, 2011 click on the link above to see the full article excerpted here --

With the news early Thursday that federal immigration authorities had canceled his deportation, Mr. Guerra became one of the first illegal immigrants in the country to see results from a policy the Obama administration unveiled in Washington that day. It could lead to the suspension in coming months of deportation proceedings against tens of thousands of immigrants. Administration officials and immigrant advocates said Monday that the plan offered the first real possibility since President Obama took office — promising immigrants and Latinos he would overhaul the law to bring illegal immigrants into the system — for large numbers of those immigrants to be spared from detention and deportation.

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