Obama asks DHS for more humane deportation practices

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

March 14, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Can deportations of undocumented immigrants be made more humane?

That’s a question President Barack Obama has posed to the head of Homeland Security.

During a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on immigration reform, the president says he asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to review his department’s practices to see if deportations could be conducted more humanely.

A White House statement says the president is concerned about the pain families feel from separations caused by the country’s broken immigration system.

Nearly two million immigrants have been deported during Obama’s six years in office, the highest number of any US president.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s office warns that any moves to ease deportations without congressional approval would hurt any chances of passing immigration reform.

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  • ID
    14 March 2014 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Hey Obama, what you can do is sent all the family back from where they came from ?

  • ID
    15 March 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    ComOn Obama, you mean you want homeland security to review department practices to see if deportations could be conducted more humanely ? So you can say that about people who don’t belong here in America ? How about begin nice to the true Americans that live the right way in America ? I feel that maybe you should tell homeland security when you send them home take they family with them to the country they come from ? That’s the way to be humanely about the deportations ? Good job Obama you deported about 2 million, how about if your can deport 5 million more !

  • Ate
    16 March 2014 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Good job Obama, always remember illegals are criminals.. deport them ASAP…

  • Kuya
    16 March 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    “Ignorance” is big problem in this world……..

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