Documents show agency had approval to dismiss some deportation cases
Homeland Security officials misled the public and Congress last year in an effort to downplay a wave of immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show.
The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, include a series of internal memos from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's chief counsel in Houston dated last August ordering attorneys to review all new, incoming cases and thousands already pending on the immigration court docket and to file paperwork to dismiss any that did not meet the agency's "top priorities." (Read the documents provided by the federal officials in response to a FOIA request here.)
Answer by samurai_chica at 12:51 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
What part of illegal is so freaking hard to understand?
il-legal. I'm thinking it's the first two letters that make it hard for some to understand. They see us all as immigrants at one time or another and don't quantify how much has changed since the founding of this country. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:09 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 2:47 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
I think we are uncomfortable close to this...
Answer by agentwanda at 2:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:00 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
*correction for previous comment, "uncomfortably" "I think we are uncomfortable close to this...
" Obama will campaign on the HIGH HOPES of people continuing to be...
With all the lies and consistent lack of transparency, I am amazed at those who still continue to support this admin. They should be called the Back Door Administration, that door is constantly swinging, with God only knows who going in and out of it. Corruption was voted in and with God's help and the many people who really care about our country, who do NOT want to be slaves to the Marxist Elitists, we will vote them OUT!
Answer by agentwanda at 4:56 PM on Jun. 27, 2011