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BREAKING: 9th Cir. opens prosecutorial discretion door, orders DOJ to respond

Feb. 6, 2012: In five published cases posted today a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered DOJ to "advise the court by March 19, 2012, whether the government intends to exercise prosecutorial discretion in [these cases] and, if so, the effect, if any, of the...

Court ruling could prompt more deportation reviews

" Daniel Kowalski , an immigration lawyer in Austin, Texas, said the ruling from the San Francisco-based court will likely lead to a surge of appeals by immigrants who believe they fit the criteria for discretion. "I think it's going to push advocates, such as myself, to ask all the...