Napolitano says more than 3,000 illegal immigrants applying daily under deportation reprieve plan

October 29, 2012

 

More than 3,000 young illegal immigrants are applying daily to take part in the administration's new deportation reprieve policy, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said last week.

Napolitano said a total of roughly 200,000 people have applied since the agency began accepting applications two months ago.

She made the announcement Wednesday to a panel of educators from across the country who serve on the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, as reported by The Hill newspaper.

The agency began accepting applications after President Obama in June made the policy change -- after failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform and during an election year in which he will again need the Latino vote to help him win.

The group accounts for more than half of the U.S. population.

The growing numbers suggest that whether Obama or Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is elected, either will have to further deal with the change.

Romney has been critical of the administration's policy, but has said if he is elected, he would not revoke permits granted under the change. He has also said his immigration reform plan would make deferred action unnecessary.

FINISH

 


blog comments powered by Disqus

10 year FSM Anniversary

Let's predict how Hillary Clinton will spin this tweet from Carly Fiorina

August 28, 2015  07:25 PM

"Our campaign car just hit a deer in Iowa."

He said WHAT about the Ayatollah? Carly Fiorina reminds Obama: 'Death to Jews' isn't a political slogan'

August 28, 2015  03:40 PM

Facepalm: Obama dismissed Ayatollah-led "death to America and Israel" talk from Iran as merely rhetoric from a "politician."

'Entitlement reform, Hillary-style'! Clinton lets Ed Henry know what he's entitled to [Vine]

August 28, 2015  02:53 PM

Does it get more arrogant and condescending than this?

Like Nazis? Hillary Clinton accuses the GOP of wanting to deport illegal immigrants in 'boxcars'

August 28, 2015  02:39 PM

Just go away.

Here comes the Bat-Judge! Help Justice Don Willett spruce up his marriage vow renewal

August 28, 2015  01:59 PM

A retweet is all it takes!

FSM Archives

More in MUST READS ( 1 OF 25 ARTICLES )