Thursday, May 24th, 2018

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