NYT urges Obama to continue the struggle for immigrants

The New York Times published an article in which urged the U.S. president to continue his commitment to make the immigration system more humane.
The newspaper also urged Obama to reduce the level of deportations. (Photo: El Universal/Archive )
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The New York Times today urged U.S. President Barack Obama to not step back in his immigration policy and, despite the latest legal setback, continue his commitment to make the immigration system more humane.

"The administration still has an obligation not to quit. Mr. Obama should follow through on his oft-stated commitment to do all he can to make the immigration system more humane." the article reads. 

"This means making sure that his original 2012 program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which shields immigrants brought here illegally as children, works as planned. It has not been blocked by any court, and many young people — perhaps 90,000 a year — are still free to make use of it as they reach the age of eligibility. The administration's revised enforcement priorities — in line with Mr. Obama's promise to focus on deporting serious criminals, not workers and parents who pose no threat — still need to be honored." the newspaper adds. 

The newspaper also urged the Government to reduce the level of deportations, which only in the last fiscal year (from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) affected 360,000 people.


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