Posts tagged "prosecutorial discretion"

A judge's decision dashes an immigrant's hope for deportation reprieve

A judge's decision dashes an immigrant's hope for deportation reprieve
A Chicago judge denied an immigration prosecutor’s request last week for an “administrative closure” of a deportation proceeding against Sebastian Pineda, a Mexican immigrant whose case was chronicled by The Chicago Reporter in August. The decision threw a wrench into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s stuttering effort to carry out a 2011 directive by... Read more »

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled
Dashed Hopes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said it will focus on deporting immigrants with dangerous felonies. But a recent visit to immigration court found this doesn’t quite live up to the reality on the ground. Read the full story on Chicago Muckrakers today. Spotlight on South Shore. Chicago is looking to fill the... Read more »

Undocumented Life: A year in, only a handful of immigrants benefit from 'prosecutorial discretion'

Sebastian Pineda talks about his deportation case in his Little Village home.
Sebastian Pineda sits quietly on the wooden bench, staring at the dingy white wall and at times glancing at the mother of his two boys. He’s patiently waiting, even hopeful. His wife sits inches away, sobbing uncontrollably. She too is waiting. It’s clear she’s less hopeful. The couple is in the administrative court in Chicago... Read more »
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Gutierrez warns immigrants about possible fraud

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez warned immigrants Tuesday about possible scams that seek to exploit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new policy to use “prosecutorial discretion” in prioritizing its deportation cases. “There are scoundrels out there who prey on the fears and hopes of the immigrants,” Gutierrez said during a press conference held at the... Read more »