October 18th, 2010
A month after the Department of Homeland Security launched a covert program to dismiss pending deportations there’s been an increase of more than 700 percent in the number of cases that have been dropped by the government in one of the nation’s busiest immigration court systems.
In August Homeland Security officials quietly began to systematically dismiss the pending removal of illegal immigrants, even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed or the aliens had a criminal record. The move, first reported by Texas’s largest newspaper, stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who said it was “absolutely fantastic” for their illegal alien clients.
Just one month later 217 cases were dismissed in Houston’s immigration court system, which is among the nation’s busiest.