A leaked memo about the Obama administration's strategy in deporting undocumented immigrants has outraged immigrant rights activists who want the president to fire a top immigration official.www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/31/1555963/deportation-memo-spurs-call-for.html
The activists, including two from South Florida, demanded the dismissal Tuesday of John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
. . . The memo, authored by James M. Chaparro, director of ICE's Detention and Removal Operations, complained about dwindling noncriminal deportations and outlined new goals for ICE agents charged with apprehending undocumented immigrants in order to boost the number of deportations.
. . . Activists are furious because the memo contradicts ICE's strategy shift under Obama to go after foreign convicts while deemphasizing work-site raids and arrests of undocumented foreign nationals with no criminal records.
The law provides for undocumented immigrants to be deported.
A government official sworn to uphold the law is being threatened with dismissal for suggesting we enforce the law.
By the way - - Immigration shifted policy "under Obama to go after foreign convicts while deemphasizing work-site raids and arrests of undocumented foreign nationals with no criminal records"? There is no law which provides that illegals can stay and work here as long as they don't get arrested. Obama needs to enforce the law as written.