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NYC Lags in Granting Relief to Some Illegal Immigrants

Monday, November 26, 2012

There are about 43,000 people in New York City who are facing deportation. But many are hoping that a highly touted immigration policy reform might stop efforts to remove them from the country.  

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One Year Later, Change in Immigration Policy Shows Mixed Results

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year after the Obama administration announced a new immigration policy — prosecutorial discretion — immigration advocates said they are disappointed with the results.

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Some Undocumented Immigrants Relieved To Stay in New York, Even in Legal Limbo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Antonio left Trinidad to help his ailing father in the U.S., he knew he would likely overstay his tourist visa and therefore break the law – but he never imagined he would still be in the country seven years later, facing legal limbo. When he appeared in court after he was pulled over during a traffic stop, Antonio had a new option that would allow him to stay in the U.S.: prosecutorial discretion.

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