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Prosecutorial Discretion

RESEARCH, TOOLS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES


REPORTS FROM THE FAIR IMMIGRATION REFORM MOVEMENT

  • JUNE 2012 – Restore the Promise of Prosecutorial Discretion: An Assessment of DHS’ Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative and its Impact on Families on the Anniversary of its Announcement.
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  • AUGUST 2012 – Organizing to Restore the Promise of Prosecutorial Discretion: Holding the Department of Homeland Security Accountably to Ensure Family Unity.
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COMMUNITY EDUCATION TOOLS AND RESOURCES

ANALYSIS, RESOURCES & TOOLS FROM ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS

MEMOS & INFO FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ON PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

  • June 2011 Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion from ICE Director John Morton
  • August 2011 Letter from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to Senator Dick Durbin outlining the administration’s “focused enforcement” approach targeting resources on the “highest priorities”
  • ICE/DHS “Frequently Asked Questions” and Answers Regarding Prosecutorial Discretion to Focus Immigration Enforcement Resources on High Priority Cases
  • November 2011 Memo from ICE Principal Legal Advisor Peter Vincent with guidance on implementation of Prosecutorial Discretion [courtesy of Immigration Policy Center website]
  • November 2011 Memo with Guidance to ICE Attorneys reviewing cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) [courtesy of Immigration Policy Center website]
  • November 2011 “Next Steps” memo from ICE regarding implementation of Prosecutorial Discretion
  • November 2011 Policy Memorandum from USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency of DHS) regarding guidance on the referral of cases and issuance of “Notices to Appear” (NTAs)

OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY REPORTS ON PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION