Obama Administration Implementing 'Case By Case' Deportation Review

Erika Johnsen

8/18/2011 3:27:00 PM - Erika Johnsen

Back in March, I expressed some confusion over President Obama's distinction between 'criminal' and 'non-criminal' illegal aliens, seeing as how all illegal aliens are, by definition, criminal. The President proclaimed at the time that he wanted 'non-criminal' illegal aliens to stay in this country and succeed - but it's all becoming clear to me now.

The Obama administration said Thursday it will indefinitely delay deporting many illegal immigrants who don't have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.

The policy change will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants facing possible deportation in federal immigration courts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

Advocates for an immigration overhaul contend the administration has failed to live up to its promise to only deport the "worst of the worst," as President Barack Obama has said.

Since Republicans have been so unreasonable as to vote against the DREAM Act and remain unsupportive of other amnesty/open borders measures until their request for a moat filled with alligators is granted (or something), President Obama continues to implement his Latino-vote-currying policies through executive fiat.