Prosecutorial Discretion In Public Policy

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So DACA affects a many different immigrants from all parts of the world not just the Hispanic population. To really get an understanding of how the current public policy DACA has come into play. We first must know its origins.
According to Wadhia, (2015) “Prosecutorial discretion in immigration law refers to the decision the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)1 makes about whether to enforce the immigration law against a person or a group of persons.2 When an immigration officer from DHS chooses not to bring legally valid charges against a person because of the person's family ties in the United States or other equities, prosecutorial discretion is being exercised favorably.3
But prosecutorial discretion is not just limited to …show more content…

citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) child born on or before November 20, 2014; unlawful status on November 20, 2014 and on the date of application; that they are not an enforcement priority for removal; and that they pose no other factor that in the exercise of discretion would deem DAPA inappropriate”. The second change, was the expansion of DACA program. The third change to DHS’s enforcement priorities. The new priorities memorandum included, according to Wadhia, (2015), “New priorities memorandum, entitled “Policies for Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants”(“November 2014 Priorities Memo), which set forth refined priorities for immigration enforcement… (1) individuals who pose "threats to national security, border security, and public safety," including many individuals with felony convictions and aggravated felony convictions; (2) misdemeanants and new immigration violators, including recent entrants and those convicted of a "significant misdemeanor";14 and (3) individuals with "other" immigration violations including those who have received a final order of removal on or after January 1, 2014”.

The opposing coalition consists conservatives’ states and their perspective State Attorney General and the President's National Diversity Coalition.
According to Paxton (2017), “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, nine other state attorneys

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