Faced with harsh criticism about heavy-handed deportation policies, the Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings in an effort to curtail deportation for “low-priority” offenders. Cases targeted for relief include the elderly, those who have lived in the United States since childhood, and crime victims. Proponents and opponents of immigration reform immediately weighed in on the proposal, sure to become a political tempest. Read more about this significant development.

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