The NYT says it openly:
The Obama administration, while deporting a record number of immigrants convicted of crimes, is sparing one group of illegal immigrants from expulsion: students who came to the United States without papers when they were children.
In case after case where immigrant students were identified by federal agents as being in the country illegally, the students were released from detention and their deportations were suspended or canceled, lawyers and immigrant advocates said. Officials have even declined to deport students who openly declared their illegal status in public protests.
The students who have been allowed to remain are among more than 700,000 illegal immigrants who would be eligible for legal status under a bill before Congress specifically for high school graduates who came to the United States before they were 16. Department of Homeland Security officials said they had made no formal change of policy to permit those students to stay. But they said they had other, more pressing deportation priorities.
The commie rag whines and shamelessly baby waves, or here, adult waves:
For those unfamiliar with the story of Saad Nabeel, there's quite the extensive
Wikipedia page -- but long story short, he's the Bangladeshi-born 19-year-old
who, till recently, had been in the States since he was 3, when his folks came
here seeking political asylum -- a request repeatedly denied. And thus, Saad was
here illegally: The government told him, fine, he could stay in Frisco, where
the family moved in 2002, till he was 18 -- but after that, adios. He'd be
deported. And he was. And just like that, the Liberty High grad with a
scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington was gone. He tells his story
in this YouTube video.
His friends here are trying to bring him back to
North Texas -- there are, of course, the requisite petitions and Facebook pages.
But this morning, Campus Progress checks in with Nabeel and writes about his
last, best hope for returning to the U.S.: Senators Orin Hatch and Richard
Durbin's DREAM Act, which would offer the children of illegal immigrants a way
to citizenship. Former Dallas City Plan Commissioner-turned-immigration activist
Ralph Isenberg has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the act,
allowing students who've been deported the opportunity to return to the U.S.
Says Isenberg, "There are not hundreds but thousands of these cases going on
across the United States." In the meantime, Nabeel waits. And, writes Kristi
Eaton, he's scared:
Saad Nabeel is afraid to leave his apartment. He
lives in a small apartment with his parents in Dhaka, Bangladesh. But Nabeel
doesn't know anything about Bangladesh. He doesn't speak Bengali, the country's
official language, or understand Dhaka's local culture. Even its laws are a
mystery to him. Because Nabeel looks and acts American, he feels that if he were
to go out alone he could be kidnapped for ransom, something that happens fairly
often in Bangladesh.
But that is all lies, including the fact that if he doesn't speak Bengali, how did he communicate with his parents? He certainly does not look American, he looks Bangladeshi. If he were here he would be blaming racial profiling for his arrest, claiming he was arrested because he does not look American.
And then we have the lies from the head of ICE:
Morton's response to Chris revealed the conflicts inherent in his job. He made
it clear that while ICE's priorities call for targeting illegal immigrants who
are also serious criminals, his duty to the law means that he can't give Chris a
Continuing a response that featured a series of twists and turns,
Morton said: "For someone like the caller, we aren't going to ignore the law. We don't turn a blind eye. That we can't do. We're sworn to enforce the law. But we do make judgments every day about whether or not we put people into detention, whether or not we agree that they have some relief under the law, whether or not their particular case deserves some act of administrative grace or deferred enforcement. Typically we will act on a case-by-case basis. But we avoid any sort of blanket determinations. At the end of the day we have to enforce the law. Even in the case of someone like Chris, we just can't turn blind eye to an entire class. But we do exercise good judgment and good discretion."
But, in fact, we know that there is a blanket policy of not arresting illegal alien students. The NYT has told us so. Just like Jessica Cotlol.
Should we accept such dishonesty from a law enforcement officer? He openly and flagrantly lies to the American people. He should be fired.