The Obama administration will no longer deport law-abiding young people who immigrated to the US illegally, according to a memorandum released today by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Some of the group will also be eligible to receive work permits, Napolitano said in the statement. “Our Nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible manner,” Napolitano wrote, saying they weren’t designed to be “blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case.”
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