Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

EOIR on Prosecutorial Discretion

"On March 30, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced
the next phase of its case-by-case review launched
in November 2011. Under the initiative, DHS is reviewing the pending
immigration removal caseload to determine in which cases
it will exercise prosecutorial discretion. DHS conducted a pilot
program with a focused review of pending non-detained cases in
the Baltimore and Denver immigration courts from December 4, 2011 to
January 13, 2012. To assist this effort, EOIR rescheduled cases
with hearings in the non-detained dockets in these courts during this
period.

Continuing the effort to support DHS’s case-by-case review, the
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has agreed to temporarily

and partially suspend non-detained dockets in seven additional
immigration courts over four two-week periods. As with the initial
effort
piloted in Baltimore and Denver, EOIR intends to reschedule cases on
the non