President Obama announced last week that he will reexamine his policies regarding deportation. His administration is on track to deport 2 million people in six years.
Given that a comprehensive reform bill is likely dead this election year, calls for executive action on deportation relief have been increasing.
From the Huffington Post:
The White House has not yet revealed a timetable for reform, but Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will meet with the Hispanic Caucus to discuss potential policy changes as early as the week of March 24, when members of Congress return from a week in their districts. [Rep. Xavier] Becerra [D-Calif.] said they hope to hear from Johnson about what can be done within the confines of the law, and that Hispanic Caucus members will be able to voice their own solutions.
Obama took a step toward relief in 2012 with the DREAM Act, which deferred action on young people who came to the country when they were children.
On The Daily Circuit, we discuss the country's current deportation strategy and what activists are hoping to see from Obama's administration in the coming years.