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    Illegal immigrants may reduce time separated from family in US under Obama

    Illegal immigrants may reduce time separated from family in US under Obama proposal
    January 6, 2012 03:45
    Illegal immigrants in the US will be able to reduce the amount of time they must remain out of the country while applying for legal status under changes to be announced Friday by the Obama administration.
    The move is "aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president's support with Latino voters," according to the LA Times.
    The change would benefit US citizens who are married to or have children who are illegal immigrants, according to The New York Times, correcting "a bureaucratic Catch-22 that those Americans now confront when their spouses or children apply to become legal permanent residents".
    As it stands, people living in the U.S. illegally must leave the country to apply for a green card. Once they leave they are barred from returning for at least three — and up to 10 — years, separated from family members still in the US.
    Under the changes, the LA Times wrote:
    They can claim that their absence would pose a hardship for their spouse or parent and ask the Department of Homeland Security to waive the re-entry restrictions.
    The illegal immigrants still must go home to finish the visa process, according to the Associated Press. However, a waiver could reduce the time an illegal immigrant is out of the country.
    Most waiver applications are filed in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S.-Mexico border, the LA Times reported, citing the Immigration Policy Center.
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    A State Department travel advisory issued last year said the murder rate in Ciudad Juarez was the highest in Mexico. It urged people to "defer non-essential travel" to that city.
    The NY Times wrote that the steps to getting a green card for some illegal immigrants was "so fraught with risks" that many families simply decided to live in hiding and never apply.
    The change is one of a number of measures the Obama administration has taken in recent months that do not require the approval of Congress.

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...migrants-obama
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    Obama administration plans change in immigration rule
    Published: Friday, January 06, 2012, 2:28 AM
    The Associated Press By The Associated Press

    By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and LUIS ALONSO LUGO

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday.

    Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission.

    The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask the government to decide on the waiver request before the illegal immigrant heads to his or her home country to apply for a visa. The illegal immigrants still must go home to finish the visa process to come back to the U.S., but getting the waiver ahead of time could reduce the time an illegal immigrant is out of the country.

    The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the proposed policy change had not been made public.

    The waiver shift is the latest move by President Barack Obama to make changes to immigration policy without congressional action. Congressional Republicans repeatedly have criticized the administration for policy changes they describe as providing "backdoor amnesty" to illegal immigrants.

    Immigrants who do not have criminal records and who have only violated immigration laws can win a waiver if they can prove that their absence would cause an "extreme hardship" for their citizen spouse or parent. The government received about 23,000 hardship applications in 2011 and more than 70 percent were approved, the official said.

    Applications for the waiver can take as long as six months to be acted upon, the official said. The new rule is expected to reduce that processing time to just days or weeks, the official added.

    "This would streamline the process (and) reduce the time of separation between family members," the official said.

    The proposal will be published in the Federal Register on Friday. The official said the administration hopes to change the rule later this year.

    Immigration has become a difficult issue for Obama ahead of the November election. As a presidential candidate, he pledged to change what many consider to be a broken immigration system.

    To that end, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced plans last year to review some 300,000 pending deportation cases in an effort to target criminal illegal immigrants, repeat immigration law violators and those who pose a national security or public safety threat. Napolitano said the DHS would delay indefinitely the cases of many illegal immigrants who have no criminal record and those who have been arrested for only minor traffic violations or other misdemeanors.

    A pilot program to review about 12,000 cases pending in immigration court in Baltimore and Denver was launched in November and ends next week. The review is expected to expand to other jurisdictions later this year.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton also issued a memo in June outlining how immigration authorities could use discretion in deciding which illegal immigrants to arrest and put into deportation proceedings. Morton wrote in the memo that discretion could be used in a variety of cases, including for people with no criminal record and young people brought to the country illegally as children.

    Congressional Republicans have decried the policy changes, arguing that the Obama administration is circumventing Congress to essentially provide amnesty to countless illegal immigrants.

    Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, has been among the most vocal critics and has accused Obama repeatedly of not enforcing immigration law.

    Several attempts at an immigration law overhaul have failed in recent years, including the so-called DREAM Act, which would have allowed for some young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to earn legal status if they went to college or joined the military.

    http://www.masslive.com/talk/index.s...ration_pl.html

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    Touch-back policy. Jeeze!
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    This is more Treason from Obama! The 10 year reentry penalty is only for illegal aliens that are DEPORTED. Dictator OBama's changing of this law without Congress voting to change it is an act of Treason against the US Constitution and the American public. He does not have the power to legally change this law on his own.

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    mr william
    good for you tell him off boy why the hell don't you run for President . I don't know what the hell is going on
    every one so far want to run for President but stops why . as my wife said they was told to get out but
    some one has to stand up to the gov . they see what going on as for trump he see he also would be very good
    Joe . from AZ
    & gov Jan
    bachmann
    that Savage guy he good In my book they should be President . all of the other's I would
    not give you two cent for

    No amnesty or dream act

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