Obama takes action on immigration enforcement

In a bid to remake the enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants and auditing hundreds of businesses that blithely hire undocumented workers. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jul 25, 2010 - 1:53 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Jul 27, 2010 - 7:48 AM PDT
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by Jon Mitchell - Jul. 27, 2010

In-depth story that highlights a new approach to immigration enforcement from the Obama administration. The policy has critics from all directions, and Slevin gives them equal time.

Amazing how Obama's administration can increase illegal immigration arrests by 10% and draw the criticism that he must not be tough enough on border security. There's really no way to win on this issue.

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Kristin Gorski
3.9
by Kristin Gorski - Jul. 27, 2010

Highly informative and specific regarding actual enforcement of immigration policy. Solid context included comparing Obama's policies to those of Bush 43. Accompanying graphs help tell the whole story about deportations and employer audits.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jul. 27, 2010

Slevin effectively communicates both a shift in enforcement policy with the Obama Administration, and criticism from both sides about how his policy still falls short.

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Moises Figueroa
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by Moises Figueroa - Jul. 27, 2010

Yes, it is good journalism. Informing without entering the field of partiality as reporting facts.

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Joseph W Kalb
4.0
by Joseph W Kalb - Jul. 27, 2010

I like that they use pictures from the dream act protest. Illegal aliens were arrested but not deported. the caption says they were threated to be deported. I wonder by whom? Certainly not ICE from what I read in the article they are not a priority. Illegals protesting for more rights caught and let go. Only in America. I also keep hearing that illegal immigration is down but the arrests are up. Might that mean the ones that are here are becoming more criminal?

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Susan Kupferberg
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by Susan Kupferberg - Jul. 27, 2010

Misleading headline. This story is not really about how Obama's administration is doing a better job than Bush did in enforcing the immigration laws. Instead it is about the enormous challenges of engaging in "rational" enforcement of the laws while trying to "entice Republicans" to support reform by boosting the numbers of deportations and border troops.

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Jimmy T Wynne
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by Jimmy T Wynne - Jul. 27, 2010

It compares and contrasts the Obama and Bush regimes fairly, while pointing out weaknesses and strengths of both.

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Steve Yount
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by Steve Yount - Jul. 28, 2010

Obama, too late, doing the wrong stuff. This pic showing graduate being handcuffed by an officer - unfair depiction of the real situation and problem. Why not show a student signing up for military service so she can earn her residency? Teaching people to follow a process?

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