Saturday, June 10, 2017

Exclusive: Trump targets illegal immigrants who were given reprieves from deportation by Obama | Reuters

Exclusive: Trump targets illegal immigrants who were given reprieves from deportation by Obama | Reuters: In September 2014, Gilberto Velasquez, a 38-year-old house painter from El Salvador, received life-changing news: The U.S. government had decided to shelve its deportation action against him.

The move was part of a policy change initiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2011 to pull back from deporting immigrants who had formed deep ties in the United States and whom the government considered no threat to public safety. Instead, the administration would prioritize illegal immigrants who had committed serious crimes.

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