Obama Orders Review of U.S. Deportation Practices

President Barack Obama met with three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and told them that he instructed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review current practices and see how the agency can “conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law.” Members of the caucus will meet with Johnson when they return from next week’s congressional break, said Rep. Xavier Becerra, the House Democratic Caucus chairman. The White House said in a statement about the meeting, “The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system." However, not everyone is convinced of Obama's commitment to immigration reform. “Relief delayed is relief denied,” said Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Labor Organizing Network. “The president has no excuse to continue his unjust deportation policy."

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