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Reflections on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Context 1 Year After the Morton Memo

By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia In this Analysis, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the founder/director of Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights, reflects on the implementation of the famous (or infamous) immigration-agency memos on using "prosecutorial discretion" in favor of various types...

U.S. immigration enforcement’s ‘prosecutorial discretion’ history dates to John Lennon

Former Beatle John Lennon gave music many memorable songs. But he also played a role in U.S. immigration policy. In 1975, Lennon’s lawyer Leon Wildes fought to keep Lennon from being deported over a conviction for possession of cannabis resin in Britain. The suit under the Freedom of Information...