Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hint to Obama Administration on Immigation -- Haitian Deportations

Haiti was hit hard by hurricanes and mud slides and much of the country is still devastated. After ICE had rounded up 30,000 Haitian immigrants, as a humanitarian gesture, the Bush administration had suspended deportations in September. In December it reinstated them and passed the problem on to the Obama administration. Currently, Homelamd Secretary Janet Napolitano has the decision under review. How she decides on the Haitian case will tell us much about Obama's immigration leanings, especially on continued deportations and factory raids. (See New York Times article.)

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