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U.S. to ease deportations of illegal immigrants

(Xinhua)

08:50, August 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Obama administration will undertake a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants who are facing deportations from the country, the White House announced Thursday.

"DHS (the Department of Homeland Security), along with the Department of Justice, will be reviewing the current deportation caseload to clear out low-priority cases on a case-by-case basis and make more room to deport people who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk," the White House said in a blog article posted on its website.

The policy change comes at a time when Obama is under increasing pressure from Hispanic groups who blast the president for having deported record-number of illegal immigrants. Last year, the Obama administration deported nearly 400,000 people, with fewer than half of those being convicted criminals.

There are more than 10 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, and a large number of them are Hispanics, a key voting bloc which helped send Obama into the White House in 2008. The president had repeatedly expressed his commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform and providing qualified illegal immigrants with a path to gain legal status, but has so far fulfilled little in this regard.

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Jimmy at 2011-09-2099.110.215.*
this story is not accurate. there are likely 20 million or more illegal immigrants in the USA. we cannot count them all because they are illegal and undocumented aliens so there is no accurate way of tracking them.this statement..."There are more than 10 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, and a large number of them are Hispanics, a key voting bloc which helped send Obama into the White House in 2008. " is not accurate.illegal-undocumented aliens in the USA cannot vote. the are not citizens. most legal immigrants i know, do not vote based on supporting illegal immigration.thanks
  

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