The Oklahoman February 7, 2012 by Joel GehrkeFederal judges in California suspended the deportation of seven illegal immigrants in five different cases, telling the prosecution to find out if the illegal immigrants might qualify to stay in the country based on President Obama's new policy of deprioritizing some deportation cases in favor of others."I was surprised. I had not seen an order like that before," said Bernadette Connolly, an attorney representing one of the illegal immigrants in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to Reuters. "She did not request the order and had not even asked the government to review Aranda Rodriguez's case under the government's new policy," Reuters noted.Last year, Obama's director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, unveiled a policy of deprioritizing deportations in cases involving illegal immigrants who have no criminal record, other than their illegal immigration. "Monday's five cases all involved individuals or couples who have been ordered deported but appear to fit Morton's criteria for leniency," according to the San Francisco Chronicle.