There has been a drop in the number of deportations that have been taking place in Minnesota and also the rest of the country. This has been the case ever since the implementation of the new immigration policy of President Obama. The impact of the new policy was seen an year after its implementation. The drop in this regard is as much as 25 percent, all over the country.
This happened in the year 2014 and as a results thousands of cases were closed and they are now allowed to remain in the country without any problem. The new rules shift focus from deportation of parents in November last year to border crossers now. Whatever the change may be, it is definitely effecting the immigration policy with regard to its structure.
The new policy says…
Most of the detractors continue to view the American President in the negative light, calling him deporter-in-chief. According to the new guidelines put forward by President Obama, terrorists are of the priority and it has the least concentration on immigrants. On comparing the old and the new immigration policy of the United States, it has been found that the drop in deportation of illegal immigrants has dropped from 27 percent to 13 percent.
Concentrating on new group
Now that the focus is on people with a criminal record, it has been found that 29 immigrants with a criminal record were arrested in Minnesota alone, out of which eight were charged of felony and the rest were charged of DWIs. The immigrant advocates have a totally different opinion all together. According to them the attention must now be shifted to migrants from Central America, who may be making legitimate claims to asylum.
It was also found that some seasonal labor had been deported because of switching employers and not complying to the visa requirements.
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