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DHS Memorandum: Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children   [open pdf - 0B]

From Janet Napolitano's opening statement: "By this memorandum, I am setting forth how, in the exercise of our prosecutorial discretion, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should enforce the Nation's immigration laws against certain young people who were brought to this country as children and know only this country as home. As a general matter, these individuals lacked the intent to violate the law and our ongoing review of pending removal cases is already offering administrative closure to many of them. However, additional measures are necessary to ensure that our enforcement resources are not expended on these low priority cases but are instead appropriately focused on people who meet our enforcement priorities."

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2012-06-15
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Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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