DREAMERS NOT A PRIORITY FOR DEPORTATION – WHITE HOUSE
According to the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, today, “Dreamers” would not be a priority for deportation, even if their Obama-era protections expire and a deadlocked Congress hasn’t completed a deal to protect them. In a meeting with reporters at the Capitol, he stated that as long as an immigrant in the U.S. illegally has no criminal record, they are likely to stay “out of anyone’s scope” for a long time. He says, “They are not a priority for deportation.”
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