Skip to comments.Immigration advocates denounce DHS plan to implement Trump executive orders
Posted on 02/22/2017 6:35:52 AM PST by mandaladon
Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Securitys plan to implement President Trumps executive orders on immigration.
In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters.
In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the presidents immigration policies. Those directives included a push to arrest, detain and deport a significantly broader pool of undocumented immigrants.
Hincapié, who called the memos breathtaking in scope, was one of several experts in immigration policy and law who offered analysis of what she called the memos most chilling details.
Chief among them was Kellys declaration that, while convicted criminals will remain a top priority for deportation, the Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. In other words, virtually all undocumented immigrants including those previously given a pass under an Obama administration directive that prioritized deportations of violent criminals, known gang members, and others deemed a threat to public and national security may now be subject to deportation.
Everyone is a priority, Hincapié argued. These memos run counter to the rule of law, she added, and their implementation would wreak havoc on our economy, our families and our communities.
Tom Jawetz, vice president of immigration at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, agreed.
The dragnet represented by having a priority-free immigration policy is going to be massive, he predicted, noting that the DHS memos also include a provision for the reinstatement and expansion of Secure Communities.
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So these illegal immigration activists are magically transformed by Yahoo News into "immigration policy experts." Fake news, anyone?
El boo ******* hoo
“Immigration advocates” is a euphemism for “Invasion advocates.”
Marielena Hincapié. I can understand why she would want the invasion of America to continue.
EL Boo Hoo!!!
In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one,
This, of course, is the good news!
“Denounce” it all you want...
It makes no difference what they think
Fake reporting, they aren't experts, they are advocates for illegals to stay in the U.S. and get more and more free welfare benefits among other free stuff.
Most likely immigration lawyers who are making $$$ off this mess.
The reporter should have asked this “expert” what about the memo was counter to the rule of law
Care to explain that, missy?
The rule of law says you can not enter a country illegally. Now, tell us about doing things "...counter to the rule of law." Tell us all about it...
There’s a failure of logic in the arguments of illegal immigrant defenders that I don’t understand. Legal immigrants, who are also non-citizens, are also subject to removal and loss of their legal resident status, if they are convicted or charged with criminal activity. Non-citizens, however they get here, can be removed if they are guilty of criminal behavior. We wouldn’t have let them in if we had known what they were going to do.
Of course they are.
What’s any of this have to do with “immigrants”?
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