In early March, the White House announced that President Obama has ordered Jeh
Johnson, his Homeland Security Secretary, to look for ways to conduct the
current deportation system “more humanely within the confines of the law.” The announcement was made immediately after
the President’s Oval Office meeting with three Latino members of the Congress. On the following day, the President gathered more
than a dozen labor and immigration leaders for a discussion of current deportation
policies and the declining prospects of the comprehensive immigration reform.