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Beyond DeportationThe Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases$
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Shoba Wadhia

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829224

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.001.0001

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(p.134) 7 Open Government

(p.134) 7 Open Government

Transparency in Prosecutorial Discretion and Why It Matters

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(p.134) 7 Open Government
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Beyond Deportation
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Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Leon Wildes

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0008

This chapter considers the degree to which the immigration agency (and DHS in particular) has publicized information about its prosecutorial discretion programs. This chapter reveals the author’s quest for data and policy documents on prosecutorial discretion through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to ICE, CBP, and USCIS and sheds light on the lack of transparency and efficiency that has pervaded these agencies for years. For example, outside the DACA program, USCIS has not created any form or instructions for the public on how to make a request for deferred action. This chapter explains that transparency in prosecutorial discretion matters because it improves the possibility that justice will be served for people in the United States whose roots are in this country. Transparency also promotes other administrative law values like consistency and acceptability to the public.

Keywords:   transparency, deferred action, FOIA, data, justice

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