CAPAC to DHS: Expand DACA, TPS for Philippines, More

CAPAC to DHS: Expand DACA, TPS for Philippines, More

"The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is rolling out its own set of recommendations for the Obama administration on how it can ease its deportation and immigration enforcement policies." - Seung Min Kim, Politico, Apr. 30, 2014.

CAPAC Recommendations on Immigration Enforcement and Administrative Relief:

  • DHS should keep families together by expanding deferred action.

  • DHS should make administrative changes to DACA so that more people may benefit
    from the program.

  • DHS should immediately designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the entire
    Philippines.

  • Expand the provisional unlawful presence waiver process to all persons who are
    statutorily eligible for the waiver and can immediately benefit from it.

  • Interpret “extreme hardship” broadly.

  • Refrain from prioritizing individuals with only immigration law violations as a
    priority for removal.

  • Narrow civil enforcement priorities and improve implementation of prosecutorial
    discretion.

  • Limit deportations without hearings.

  • Fundamentally change detainer practice and policy.

  • End 287 (g) and the Secure Communities Program.