prosecutorial discretion

1 10, 2012

“Long Term Same Sex” Relationship Now a Factor For Some Fighting Deportation

By |2012-10-01T15:49:38-05:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings|Tags: , , , |

Published: October 1, 2012 In the past week, Janet Napolitano, our top Department of Homeland Security official, announced that a removable foreign national’s “long term same sex” relationship in the U.S., like any other family relationship in the U.S., will be a relevant consideration in assessing whether that person should be a “priority” for immigration enforcement and appropriately the subject of removal proceedings (formerly deportation proceedings). This new factor will become a part of a formula that has emerged over the past year as part of a new Department of Homeland Security policy to determine against whom removal proceedings will be […]

21 02, 2012

I Am Not a U.S. Citizen, but I Registered to Vote….and Even Voted!

By |2012-02-21T13:54:16-06:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), General, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|Tags: , , , , , |

Published: February 21, 2012 For the past 5 years, I have seen more than a few variations on the theme of the “accidental” voter or voter registrant. In all but the exceptional case, the non-U.S. citizen was lured into registering to vote, or voting, because of “Motor-Voter”, the federal law that directs states, like Illinois, to incorporate a voter registration option when accepting applications for driver’s licenses and State I.D.’s. Invariably, the accidental voter or registrant is led into the voter registration process by the blind robotics of the motor voter protocol as carried out at state motor vehicle facilities, even […]

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