"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
Prosecutorial discretion: Amnesty or leniency?
"There has been much discussion and confusion over the recent policies and memoranda from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) concerning 'prosecutorial discretion.' Some people mistakenly believe that it is some sort of 'amnesty.' Consumer alerts are going out to the immigrant community, warning about unscrupulous notarios and immigration consultants who are trying to trick people into believing that this is an amnesty, and they can somehow 'apply' for prosecutorial discretion, obtain work authorization, or even get a green card.
Let me set the record straight: prosecutorial discretion is not an 'amnesty.' Instead, it means that ICE will start prioritizing the removal (deportation) of criminal aliens and those who pose a threat to public safety and national security, etc., and will not be so 'aggressive' in going after (or removing) people who don’t pose such a threat."
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