Undocumented Life: A Year In, Only a Handful of Immigrants Benefit From 'Prosecutorial Discretion'

"Immigrant advocates called the prosecutorial discretion announcement a victory, and it gave immigrants like Pineda hope.  But, one year later, only 132 deportations cases in Chicago immigration court have been closed, according to the database maintained by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which monitors immigration courts.  Elsewhere across the country, an additional 4,231 cases have been closed.  In all, they account for only less than 2 percent of all reviewed deportation cases." - Maria Zamudio, Aug. 30, 2012.