Thursday, June 21st, 2018

NIJC Sues DHS re FOIA, Prosecutorial Discretion

June 18, 2012: "Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) today
sued the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice to demand
the release of documents that would reveal the breakdown of the
implementation of the Obama administration’s failed prosecutorial
discretion initiative.

In June 2011, DHS announced the initiative would improve efficiency
in an overburdened system, provide relief from deportation for men,
women, and children who pose no threat to our communities, and focus
resources on deporting dangerous criminals, recent border crossers, and
egregious immigration law violators. However,  only 1.5 percent of
individuals in immigration proceedings have had their cases closed