According to an article on  “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delayed a series of proposed immigration raids and other enforcement actions at U.S. workplaces in recent weeks, asking agents in her department to apply more scrutiny to the selection and investigation of targets as well as the timing of raids, federal officials said.”

This is a step in the right direction for the Obama Administration.  Arresting undocumented cooks and janitors should not be the number one priority of agents whose time would be better spent focusing on true criminals who pose a threat to the nation.  

A policy shift in relation to immigration is underway and time will tell if it succeeds.  The Bush immigration mess was years in the making and it takes time for government agencies to make major policy shifts from the “anti-immigration” trend we have seen to a sensible system that works.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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