• 25 April 2017
Prosecutorial Discretion for Undocumented Immigrants

By and large, the general population does not understand immigration law. Not even all attorneys understand it. It is reasonable, therefore to assume that most undocumented immigrants understand it either.

What we don’t understand, we fear. We are here to tell you that, if you are an undocumented immigrant and you are not a criminal nor do you pose a threat to the United States, you may be eligible to seek prosecutorial discretion (PD).

Prosecutorial discretion is “the power that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has to discontinue working on a deportation case.”

The effect of prosecutorial discretion is that ICE chooses to “look the other way.” In American slang, it’s a case of ICE “having bigger fish to fry.” They don’t have the time or resources to pursue undocumented immigrants who have not participated in known criminal activity nor are likely to. Based on the weight of the evidence, ICE may actually act as your advocate and request closure of your case or another form of relief.

Understand that PD is only for undocumented immigrants who are already being processed for deportation – a situation where the reality of deportation is serious. Do not request a PD if there is not a case pending against you.

Prosecutorial discretion is exercised by ICE on a case-by-case basis, so we strongly recommend consulting a qualified immigration attorney to determine if PD is right for you and to guide you through the process.

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