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New ICE Memo Suggests Refocusing Deportation Efforts

A new ICE memo issued this month advises ICE officials and Government attorneys to use their discretion in seeking deportation for non-citizens. While the memo suggests that the government officials should focus on deporting immigrants with criminal records and a history of immigration violations, it counsels officials to use discretion in which cases to prosecute, paying particular attention to those who have served in the military, those who came to the US when they were children, those with mental or physical disabilities, and others with positive factors. The question remains whether the soldiers on the line, i.e. ICE agents and government attorneys, will adhere to the memo. If you think you, or a loved one, might qualify for prosecutorial discretion, give us a call.