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Despite Prosecutorial Discretion Memo, Low Priority Immigrants Continue to Be Placed In Removal Proceedings

Despite a relatively new ICE memorandum instructing authorities to prioritize their removal efforts of immigrants who are deemed to be inadmissible or removable, we are still seeing how authorities are resistant to change. ICE agents and attorneys continue to place low priority immigrants in removal proceedings. One example is that of Jennifer Lopez, a 21 year old who was brought to the United States when she was a child. She cares for her ill U.S. Citizen siblings. You can read about her here.