Court ruling could prompt more deportation reviews

Court ruling could prompt more deportation reviews

"Daniel Kowalski, an immigration lawyer in Austin, Texas, said the ruling from the San Francisco-based court will likely lead to a surge of appeals by immigrants who believe they fit the criteria for discretion. "I think it's going to push advocates, such as myself, to ask all the other circuits to do the same thing," Kowalski said. It will also push the administration to make a public decision about how to deal with a large group of illegal immigrants, Kowalski added. Officials with ICE and the Department of Justice have said they are reviewing the ruling. The court gave the government until March 19 to make a decision." - Alicia Caldwell, Associated Press, Feb. 11, 2012.