What this shows is that the "prosecutorial discretion initiative" announced last year by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) is very limited and selfishly given by ICE. It also goes to show that this discretion should not be used instead of a good defense that can solve the legal situation of clients in front of judges.
WASHINGTON, DC - New information released today shows that implementation of "prosecutorial discretion" by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers, agents, and attorneys has been far less effective than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally led the public to expect. The policy, announced last year, clearly delineated the criteria ICE should consider before initiating or pursuing enforcement actions, such as good behavior and family ties to America. It also detailed a number of different ways that discretion could be exercised. The policy was intended to help enforcement officials focus resources on people who would pose real threats to public safety.