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Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Agencies: A Year in Review

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 to provide a backdoor amnesty to noncitizens not...

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...