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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fed's dropping charges against non-felon illegal immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security is moving to dismiss cases filed against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records. Supposedly it's part of a broader strategy to prioritize deportations of illegal immigrants who "pose a threat to national security and public safety.

Culling the immigration court system dockets of immigrants who aren't believed to be dangerous started in earnest in Houston about a month ago and has stunned local immigration attorneys, who have reported coming to court anticipating clients' deportations only to learn that the government was tossing their cases.

| Sara Shepherd

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