Another Immigration "Deferment"
How do you try not to arrest someone if they have broken the law?
In a nine-page memo issued Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and, if parents are detained, agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2d30eRFDC
Wonder if the memo mentions anything about whether that minor is in the US or not?
The memo issued last week instructs ICE agents to give special consideration when they encounter an illegal immigrant who is a parent or legal guardian of a child.
The article mentions that about 430,000 illegal immigrants were affected by the "DREAMER" executive order. I'm guessing that each of those have at least one parent.
ICE officers tried to sue to block these policies, but the judge said he didn't have jurisdiction, that it was a collective bargaining issue, even though they were probably correct that the law requires them to arrest illegal immigrants.