Napolitano: Review of 300,000 Deportation Cases to "Begin Shortly"Published: Oct 20, 2011 8:45 am
CNN reports that the Obama administration will soon undertake a review of the 300,000 pending deportation cases separating "high priority" criminal cases from "low priority" non criminal cases.
In practice, I have seen very little if any favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion involving "low priority" noncriminal deportation cases. The few cases that I have seen the Department moving to administratively close proceedings involve individuals whose cases have garnered media attention.
You certainly don't want any bad press in an election year.
Needless to say, I predict that this most recent announcement will not add up to a hill of beans.
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