Presente.org advocate Felipe Matos comments on the Obama administration's alleged shift in deportation priorities:
"This is another broken promise by the Obama administration," "He promised us that he was not going to deport people that are deemed low-priority. This detention center could be full of people like Shamir."
Appeals have been made to the administration to favorably exercise discretion in Ali's case. ICE's response was that they are "unable to exercise discretion at this time."
As I predicted, unless your case garners national media attention, if you are in the United States without authorization and you are encountered, this administration will seek to deport you.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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