Prosecutorial Discretion Requests under the Johnson Enforcement Priorities Memorandum

Prosecutorial Discretion Requests under the Johnson Enforcement Priorities Memorandum

March 18, 2015

The Johnson Enforcement Memo, which went into effect on January 5, 2015, specifies the categories of noncitizens at greatest risk of deportation, provides guidance on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by immigration officers and the use of detention space, and imposes new data tracking requirements. This Practice Advisory outlines the enforcement priorities under the memo and discusses how it relates to other agency guidance on prosecutorial discretion.

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