– “Justice Dept. Reverses Policy That Sped Up Deportations,” The New York Times online, Feb. 2, 2017, Catlin Dickerson and Liz Robbins, 2/2/2017
DEPORTATION/IMMIGRATION/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: "The Justice Department this week rescinded the Obama administration’s policy of speeding up hearings and deportations of families and children seeking refuge in the United States, a move applauded by immigration advocates who had called the practice unfair and ineffective.
The expedited hearings were started in 2014 to deal with increasing numbers of people fleeing Central America, in hopes of deterring additional migration. But the policy was largely viewed as a failure in that regard, as even more people from the region sought relief in the past two years than in 2014."