/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

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