WASHINGTON, D.C.- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday said the administration would stop deporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children and who do not pose a security threat, wrote the Los Angeles Times.
"Our nation's immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner," said Secretary Napolitano. "But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here."
Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case by case basis: