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Nov 2011 Prosecutorial Discretion Release from ICE and Immigration Courts

Since the groundbreaking Morton Memos of June 17, 2011 and the announcements from the White House and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, finally ICE and the Immigration Courts responded with some methodology about the "working group" review to determine high prioirty vs low priority deportations (enforcement priorities).

There were several releases, all of which are featured in this article, the most official from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) below from Principal Legal Advisor of ICE, Peter Vincent entitled "Case-by-case review of incoming and pending cases":

ICE also released the below statement announcing immediate training and review of inoming and pending cases clogging up the Immigration Courts. The review is to be completed by January 13, 2012 (Good luck with that if any meaningful review is to be conducted):

The Immigration Court released the following:

Further guidance was also released for Immigration Customs Enformcement (ICE) Prosecutors:

Let's hope for a fair review. I can't say I have been impressed thus far with the "reviews" of enforcement priorities. Maybe now that there appears to be training in progress, there will be some change.

Ricky Malik, Esq.


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