Green Card Eligible?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:38

A young American boy has found himself caught in the middle of an immigration quagmire after a judge ruled the immigrant child, who was abandoned by his father ought to get a green card under a special status created by Congress in 1990.

However, US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement aka ICE officials, under the Trump administration, says no way, Jose.

Meanwhile, another branch of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is siding with the child and his mother, both of whom have been in detention for years. Even members of Congress are chiming in, scolding DHS for spending its time on cases like these rather than on cases involving violent felons.

This appears to be the first time, immigration officials are seeking to deport children who have received a special status for vulnerable migrants and are in the final stages of obtaining a green card.…

A judge said these kids get a green card. ICE says they get deported…

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