Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Discretion and Proportionality in Immigration Law & Policy


Two experts help us understand why our immigration system is so off-kilter:

"In a new report, Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at UCLA, argues that prosecutorial discretion, as discussed in recent DHS policy memos, is only one kind of discretion. In fact, discretion plays a role in immigration law from legislation, to implementation, to arrest, to adjudication, to outcomes. He notes that the current emphasis on whether and how to charge an individual with an immigration violation