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New Tools For Tracking ICE Prosecutorial Discretion

Oct. 21, 2011 TRAC has launched a bundle of new report series, with accompanying data tools and regular updates, which allow the public to monitor ICE's exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the Immigration Courts, as spelled out in Director John Morton's June 17, 2011 memorandum....

ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative: Latest Figures from TRAC

"A special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program announced last August to reduce the massive backlog of pending [Immigration Court] matters by identifying those that could be dismissed or put on hold has resulted in the closure of 2,609 cases, according to government data covering...

ICE Prosecutorial Discretion by Location: TRAC Report, June 19, 2012

TRAC, June 19, 2012 : "As of May 31, 2012 a total of 4,585 cases were closed under a special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program announced last August. Under this program, the number of cases closed due to prosecutorial discretion (PD) was up from 2,609 as of the end of March, but...

Free Webinar Thurs. Aug. 2nd: ICE Prosecutorial Discretion, Immigration Court Filings and Closure

TRAC, Aug. 1, 2012 : "A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 2 at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss how the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has impacted the filing and closing of cases in the Immigration Courts. The webinar...

Slower Pace for New Closures In ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Program

"September 2012 Immigration Court figures show a slowing in the pace of new closures under ICE's Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) program. There were only 1,093 new PD closures during September, the second straight month that PD closures have declined. PD closures now total 9,616 cases since the...

TRAC Updates Prosecutorial Discretion Stats

"During the first quarter of FY 2014, seven percent of all Immigration Court cases were closed due to the exercise of prosecutorial discretion (PD), according to the latest case-by-case records (through December 2013) obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC...

ICE Rarely Uses Prosecutorial Discretion to Close Immigration Cases: TRAC

"The use of prosecutorial discretion (PD) by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close cases in the Immigration Courts continues to be relatively rare -- only 6.7 percent of cases were closed on this basis between October 2012 and March 2014. Overall PD usage has hovered in the six to eight...