Deportations Near 2 Million; La Raza Head Calls Obama “Deporter-In-Chief”


As deportations have reached nearly 2 million under President Obama, Janet Murguia, prsident the nation’s largest Latino advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza, denounced the president as deporter-in-chief, reports NPR. “Our community really is in crisis,” Murguia tells NPR. “And we believe that the president can do more to stop unnecessary deportations.”

Murguia says the Obama administration should “better implement their own policy when it comes to prosecutorial discretion.” She says many Latinos believe “that if you don’t have a criminal record and you’ve been here contributing, then you shouldn’t be selectively deported. On the other hand, if there has been a criminal record established by these individuals, I think people understand the laws have to be in place to protect the interests of the U.S. But I think there is a lot of disagreement over how the administration is implementing the policy around prosecutorial discretion.”

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