Saturday, February 4th, 2017

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