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08Apr2014

New Guidelines For Prosecutorial Discretion of Deportation Cases

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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On August 18, 2011, the State Department announced that it intended to reexamine all of the cases demanding deportation (300,000 cases in total) from people living in the US. The purpose of this reexamination was to determine if some cases can be closed, while others would proceed. This was welcome news for many immigration lawyers
06Apr2014

Deportation and “Prosecutorial Discretion:” A Step in the Right Direction

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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In the heated battle between pro and anti immigration supporters, Barack Obama and his administration delivered a significant blow to conservatives recently when US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) issued a memorandum to all of its deportation officers detailing new procedures and guidelines. Under these new guidelines, federal immigration officials now have “prosecutorial discretion” to
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