• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Is Deferred Action on Student Deportation Proceedings Enough?

The DREAM Act, a bill that would help some undocumented students get green cards, has stalled in Congress. But as The New York Times reported earlier this week, immigration officials are sparing many students from deportation, reflecting the Obama administration’s push to prioritize deporting illegal immigrants convicted of crimes.

Still, many undocumented students are living in constant fear of deportation, The Miami Herald reported today:

Activists and immigration attorneys in Miami also said that while some students in the area have been given reprieves, they were not all granted willingly or voluntarily by immigration officials. Rather, they were won by aggressive and effective immigration attorneys who extracted them from reluctant officials. Some of the reprieves are known as deferred action, which suspends deportation usually for a year.

“The administration is not granting deferred action to all undocumented students,” said Cheryl Little, executive director of Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, the Miami-based immigrant rights group that represents the bulk of prominent foreign undocumented student cases in South Florida. “On the contrary, it is doing so only on a case-by-case basis and usually after lawyers petition them to do so. We have had to fight tooth and nail to get deferred action.’”

Advocates of the DREAM Act and members of the Obama administration have said the DREAM Act is needed to help these students, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it lacks the votes to proceed.

Part of the problem is with progressive Democrats, some of whom think the bill should be part of comprehensive immigration reform. The Washington Post op-ed page called today for Congress to pass the act in lieu of comprehensive reform:

Such students demonstrate the hope and promise of a better life that America has always held out to those who seek its shores. But without the Dream Act, they remain vulnerable to deportation.

Comprehensive immigration reform is necessary to repair the broken immigration system that strands thousands of deserving would-be immigrants on endless waiting lists. But it may not be achieved before the end of the congressional session. This is no excuse not to pass a sensible, narrowly tailored measure that could have a significant, positive impact.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.