US Begins New Deportation Policy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last week, the Obama administration announced a dramatic shift in its deportation policy for undocumented immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security will narrow its focus when it comes to deportation efforts, deporting only those undocumented immigrants who have criminal records or pose a threat to national security. Those with clean records will be able to apply for work permits. The department is also suspending any previously assigned deportations for immigrants who have not committed crimes beyond immigration violations. It's a big step for the administration, which has already set a modern record for deportations.

One of the first people granted a reprieve under the new policy is Manuel Guerra, who talks about his five-year battle to avoid deportation with his attorney, Richard Hujber.

Guests:

Manuel Guerra and Richard Hujber

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione

Comments [1]

Greg from South Florida

It's true that the immigration issue is very personal but you failed to balance your story. Millions of "real people" have stood in line by applying for legal immigration but the administration decides to ignore the process, bypass our laws and extend special privileges to hundreds of thousands like Mr. Guerra. You fail to understand the valid anger generated by your ignorance of the fact that they shouldn't be in the U.S. to begin with!

Aug. 24 2011 11:05 AM

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