10/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Administration Allows More Illegal Immigrant Students To Stay In Country

The Obama administration, while deporting a record number of immigrants convicted of crimes, is sparing one group of illegal immigrants from expulsion: students who came to the United States without papers when they were children.

In case after case where immigrant students were identified by federal agents as being in the country illegally, the students were released from detention and their deportations were suspended or canceled, lawyers and immigrant advocates said.