Undocumented USA Immigrants Escape Deportation as Obama refuses to budge
United States, 19th December: Obama refuses to deport 820,000 undocumented USA immigrants guilty of criminal offence.
US President Barack Obama has revealed this in a latest step.
Obama says no to deportation of 820,000 immigrants—Obama refuses to deport 820,000 undocumented immigrants guilty of criminal offence.
Official records reveal that nearly 820,000 undocumented immigrants are living in the US. The numbers could be larger. They have escaped from getting deported under Obama’s regime. This is despite the fact that they are guilty of serious offenses.
Undocumented USA Immigrants Escape Deportation as Obama refuses to Budge
Lesser immigrants deported by Obama in 2015–Meanwhile, an undocumented immigrant having a shoplifting record does not fall in this category. Obama has deported a large number of undocumented immigrants during his tenure as the US President. However, the figures witnessed a fall from his first term. The number of undocumented aliens deported by Obama during the year 2015 fell from the figures for deportation during 2014.
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Obama deported nearly 333,000 undocumented immigrants in 2015, figures from DHS(Department Of Homeland Security) show. This is less than 414,000 undocumented immigrants deported in 2014. Figures for the year 2015 are the lowest since deportation of 382,000 immigrants in 2010.
Definition of criminal may be stretched under Trump—Most immigrants are afraid that the definition of criminal may be stretched under Donald Trump’s ruling.
There is a growing fear among immigrant advocates about change in deportation policies under Trump’s ruling. They fear that such policies may be wielded during Trump’s presidency. That’s due to his promise to act tough on undocumented immigration. It’s a term used by Trump repeatedly during his pledge on targeting immigrants for deportation.
Would Trump deport Immigrants accused of low level crimes?-Majority of undocumented immigrants have committed only low-level crimes. These are considered as deportable offenses but are minor. These could be traffic or immigration violations. To make things clear, driving without a license is considered to be a misdemeanor in Georgia. Hence, it’s a priority deportable offence. Entering the US unlawfully is a misdemeanor as well.
Hence, many immigration advocates fear that such minor offenders may get swept up under Trump’s crackdown. Trump spoke of deporting around two to three million undocumented immigrants. And it appears that Trump may go beyond those guilty of serious felony for deportations.
Whether or not Trump will deliver on this vows to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the US is still unclear. Meanwhile, it seems that Trump’s advisers may try to increase the deportation net to first make the undocumented immigrants into criminals. After all, Trump has all the tools to do so.
What do you think? Would Trump deport Undocumented Immigrants in large numbers? Would US industry be able to sustain it? Would it increase jobs or kill supply of manpower to US industry? Please share in comments below
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