Deferred action takes weight off undocumented shoulders

FIU Student Media | News

Almost two years after the Congressional shut down of the DREAM Act, the Obama administration announced Friday, June 15, that it will use its executive power to stop the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria.

According to a memorandum by Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, the executive branch will order the Department of Homeland Security, and its agencies, to exercise “prosecutorial discretion,” deferring deportation for low priority cases, such as those of young undocumented immigrants.

Obama’s announcement takes weight off undocumented shoulders 


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