Although the debate on immigration reform has stalled in Congress (despite more immigration bills being introduced), the issue remains on center stage nationwide a month before elections.
When a high-ranking immigration official in Florida learned last year that a local sub-office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had reportedly mishandled hundreds of sensitive naturalization and citizenship certificates, she was concerned. But after Maria Aran decided the agency wasn't doing enough to address the problem, she blew the whistle – a little too
Young immigrants with hopes of college or U.S. military service (but without immigration papers) will have to wait until after the November mid-term elections for any possible action on a legal overhaul while President Obama said he doesn’t believe immigration reform should come through regulation or other administrative tweaks.
The Obama administration is changing the government’s strategy in enforcing immigration laws while repealing birthright citizenship would expand the population of illegal immigrants, who, depending on how you look at it, may or may not be a burden on taxpayers.
ICE officials have repeatedly said this summer that the agency is on track to meet its stated goal to remove 400,000 immigrants this year.
As it poises for further immigration initiatives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is struggling with festering internal divisions between political appointees and career officials over how to enforce laws and handle detainees facing deportation. Read full article here View original memo from ICE
Average time each case takes also greater than any year since 1998
Immigration official responds to criticisms of leaked memo