Barbara McQuade, June 22, 2018 - "Prosecutors accept the fact that they must decline to prosecute some cases so that they can devote resources to more important cases instead. But with zero tolerance for illegal entry misdemeanors, many other crimes...
By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Memos on their proposed use of "prosecutorial discretion" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other immigration agencies that were issued in 2011 caused critics to accuse the Obama administration of trying...
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...
"Even a so called “criminal alien” can in some cases be deserving of prosecutorial discretion. Actually, the definition of “criminal alien” is rather amorphous ,
and could include one who has either been convicted of a crime...
DENVER — "A review ordered by the Obama administration of virtually all 7,900 deportation cases before the immigration
court here has identified about 1,300 foreigners — 16 percent — who
pose no security risk and will be allowed...
"An Ecuadorian woman facing deportation won a legal victory Sunday
under guidelines from President Obama's administration that give
immigrants some leeway. But Sara Martínez, a 47-year-old domestic worker, won the battle only
" Shoba Sivaprasad
Wadhia reflects on the implementation of the famous (or infamous)
immigration-agency memos on using "prosecutorial discretion" in favor of
various types of noncitizens who could be removed from the United
"Until recently, Lizeth Amateco had never heard the term "prosecutorial discretion." Now, her future depends on it." - Denver Post, Dec. 21, 2011 .
Why did ICE grant prosecutorial discretion to one mother, but not another? Will we ever know?
"As senior Obama administration officials worked behind the scenes for months this year to develop the legal rationale for deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, there was one group they wanted to include that presented...
"This Article is an account of my failed efforts to stop the forced deportation of Oscar Martinez and the lessons I learned from that experience. My representation of Mr. Martinez centered on navigating the administrative process of requesting prosecutorial...
"Immigrant groups want the government to more
consistently stay the cases of people who have not committed a crime.
But federal officials warned that they cannot rush the decision of
whether to grant a stay or deport someone. Each case is decided...
Statistics are emerging on the ICE prosecutorial discretion initiative. For those attorneys, clients and families who have benefited , the news is good. But critics say the process is too slow, lacks teeth and is inconsistent.
Here are links to AILA's...
"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have called for a
“reality check” of the country’s debate over immigration enforcement. Napolitano,
speaking at American University on Wednesday, defended the Obama
"Carlos and Sandra Figueroa have been in deportation proceedings since 2009 when Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested them in an immigration sweep at a local car wash in Phoenix. But this week, the family got unexpected news: U.S Immigration...