- David Leopold says it would be a huge mistake to deport Central American refugees back to a cauldron of violence
- Most are eligible for asylum under U.S. law, he says
David Leopold, founder and principal of an immigration law firm in Cleveland that carries his name, is the past president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The Obama administration is planning a series of ICE raids beginning in January to ferret out and deport thousands of Central American immigrants who entered the United States in 2014 after fleeing rampant violence in their home countries, according to The Washington Post.