Mercy for Non-Criminals Facing Deportation

By |2011-08-22T16:00:18-05:00August 22nd, 2011|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|Tags: , |

Published:  August 22, 2011 It made a splash, a big splash, even a misunderstood splash (as is common with splashes in immigration law).  Last week, the Obama Administration delivered the news that it would be re-prioritizing its immigration enforcement efforts, starting with a review of 300,000 removal (deportation) cases pending on the immigration court docket and consideration of “administrative closure” for the cases of non-criminals.  Administrative closure effectively, and indefinitely, puts a halt to the deportation process.  Furthermore, an individual benefiting from administrative closure mercy will be eligible to obtain an Employment Authorization Document. This announcement offers hope to many in […]