Saturday, May 26th, 2018

CLINIC Posts ‘Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit’

"What is prosecutorial discretion and how
can it benefit my client? Over the past year, DHS and White House
statements and memos have announced new immigration enforcement policies
and priorities. This effort to implement new enforcement standards
through the exercise of prosecutorial discretion includes the review of
300,000 cases at all stages of the removal process. While this review
commenced in late 2011, it remains on-going.  The purpose of this Toolkit is to help
advocates understand various components of prosecutorial discretion —-
who can benefit, what is the process, and what advocates can do to
assist clients both before and after the issuance of the Notice to
Appear. While the answers to some of these questions are still unclear,
the government documents, articles, sample letters and motions, and
other materials contained in this Toolkit will help advocates understand
DHS prosecutorial discretion enforcement policies