More evidence has been reported of the Obama administration's continuing efforts to round up and deport "low priority" immigrants. At 6:00 am yesterday morning ICE raided a downtown San Diego apartment complex netting approximately 40 students that were working without authorization as cab drivers to help support themselves while attending school. The raid lasted a few hours.
After taking the students into custody, ICE revoked their visas, and instructed them to "self-deport" within 30 days. It does not appear that any of the students taken into custody had criminal records, and all were in valid immigration status at the time of the arrest.
And that, my friends, illustrates the principal difference between the immigration policies of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney suggests that immigrants self-deport. Barack Obama demands it.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).