/Tag: prosecutorial discretion

More than a million expected to apply for deferred action

As of Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012, federal applications for a new temporary legal status brought about by the Obama administration will become available. More than a million young people under 30 who arrived in the United States before age 16 are expected to apply. The criteria, however, is very strict, and in some ways very [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:37:21+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on More than a million expected to apply for deferred action

Before break, immigration courts struggled to maintain caseload

Over the summer, immigration courts took a short break to access their cases and apply prosecutorial discretion. The goal was to do away with frivolous deportation cases, especially ones dealing with non-criminal individuals. After this review period, officials hoped that both local and federal courts would run more efficiently and have a better chance at [...]

By |2018-03-09T19:00:19+00:00November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Before break, immigration courts struggled to maintain caseload

Guidelines announced for new deferred action program

The Obama administration's promise for deferred action -- essentially a formalized version of prosecutorial discretion that you have to apply for to obtain -- has finally taken shape, as the much of the official program has been made public. Applicants who are approved under this new program will achieve temporary legal status in the U.S., [...]

By |2018-04-18T15:19:54+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Guidelines announced for new deferred action program

Backlog of deportation cases expands despite review period

Even with recent provisions and policies that promote prosecutorial discretion and leniency for illegal immigrants, the number of deportation cases entering backlog is surpassing the number of cases that are being closed or dismissed. That will come as a bit of surprise to many Los Angeles residents after the city's immigration courts recently completed a [...]

By |2018-04-20T15:25:54+00:00July 27th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Backlog of deportation cases expands despite review period

After immunity announcement, fraud concerns rise for applicants

We are only a few weeks removed from the major announcement by the Obama Administration that many young illegal immigrants will have the chance to earn immunity from deportation proceedings, but there seem to be some issues with the U.S. immigration provision. No, it does not have anything to do with the implementation or wording on the [...]

By |2018-04-24T19:54:01+00:00July 3rd, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on After immunity announcement, fraud concerns rise for applicants

Obama outlines new immigration plan, relief for young immigrants

One of the most hotly-debated topics regarding U.S. immigration policy is the use of "prosecutorial discretion," the idea being that enforcement agencies are encouraged (and in some cases directed) to opt out of pressing charges against a defendant. In the case of illegal immigrants, prosecutorial discretion could potentially mean the prevention of deportation proceedings. President [...]

By |2018-03-22T15:11:56+00:00June 16th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Obama outlines new immigration plan, relief for young immigrants

Federal bill could allot $165 million for immigration enforcement

We talk about it all the time on this blog and when you read the news, the sentiment is no different -- the issue of immigration is very controversial and everyone has a different opinion on how to effectively deal with the matter. Recently, federal officials have stressed prosecutorial discretion with illegal immigrant and deportation [...]

By |2018-03-20T17:49:57+00:00May 14th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Federal bill could allot $165 million for immigration enforcement

Deportation cases suspended, others seek amnesty

A few weeks back, we talked about a new program being used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that will allow the organization to review deportation cases and decide whether to proceed or suspend some of them. It is called prosecutorial discretion and it will be coming to Los Angeles, California this summer, from July [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:01:07+00:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Deportation cases suspended, others seek amnesty

Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

The U.S. immigration policy is not a straightforward area of law -- there are myriad visa applications, endless limitations and provisions, and the laws always seem to be in a state of flux. This can cause an immigrant, whether they are in the country legally or not, to feel uncertain about their status. U.S. Immigration [...]

By |2018-04-09T20:32:08+00:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants