Remember when Secretary Napolitano said that the Obama Administration wasn't targeting DREAM Act eligible students for deportation? The Secretary on April 1, 2011, eloquently assured us that: "I will say, and can say, that you know what? [DREAMers] are not, that group, if they truly meet all those criteria, and we see very few of them actually in the immigration system, if they truly meet those [criteria], they're not the priority."
Well it turns out that the Secretary was just playing a little April Fool's joke. Right after the Secretary made that statement Prerna Lal founder of DREAMActivist.org, a national organization created to fight the deportation of undocumented students, was served with deportation papers.
Looks like Janet has some 'splainin' to do.
I put this public relations snafu right up there with the Bush Administration approving student visa applications for dead terrorists to attend flight school six months after 9-11.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).