"The White House and DHS made a big splash on August 18, 2011 by announcing a new deportation policy. Under the initiative, some 300K immigration court cases will be reviewed. Low-priority cases (students, dishwashers, nannies, dry-wallers) may get dumped or shelved, enabling the courts to focus on deporting the real bad guys - "criminal aliens." And all new incoming cases will be reviewed as well, with the possibility of low-profile cases not being filed with the immigration court in the first place. Under this initiative, some immigrants may be eligible for work permits until the dust settles.
But how will this play out in the trenches? To answer that question, think like a bureaucrat." Daniel M. Kowalski, Aug. 19, 2011.