Meanwhile, many Latino voters are now awaiting the time when the new US immigration procedures get underway and the way how possible backlash is dealt by the US President, states Republican Luis Gutierrez on Friday.
Implementation of new US immigration policy announced by the president is, inevitably, the big issue at the moment, echoes director of immigration at National Council of La Raza, Clarissa Martinez.
No doubt, the first step of announcing the immigration law for undocumented immigrants is a good beginning, adds Martinez. But, there is room for more, states Hector E. Sanchez, a Hispanic labor leader involved in overseeing immigration policy for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.
The new US immigration rules mean a full stop to the earlier condition of deportation for thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the US as the US DHS (Department of Homeland Security) officers will conduct a case-by-case review while eliminating deportation threat for students and others considered safe for the US security.
The focus will be on those involved in public offences and violent criminal acts while keeping the hopes of imminent overhaul in the US immigration law to bring undocumented immigrants into the immigration system. Vice chairman of Democratic Caucus, Republican Xavier Becerra from California welcomed the new US immigration rules.
It’s not just a good step but a great step towards introducing sanity. It is an important step towards the final aim of fixing broken US immigration system, added Becerra.
Meanwhile, others like Steven Camarota, CIS(Center for Immigration Studies) research director, feels the need for more stringent enforcement of immigration law since the new announcement of ending deportation of undocumented immigrants will be a big blow on the efforts of the enforcement officials involved with querying undocumented immigrants in the US.
Moreover, there is a serious threat of backfire on US President from political parties putting a question mark on the ability of the US administration to seriously enforce US immigration laws, feels Camarota.