Tag Archives: Morton Memo

Administratively Closed Cases and EADs

DHS has stated that those people whose cases have been administratively closed may be eligible to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) pursuant to recent announcements on recommended treatment of low priority deportation cases. However, the legal basis for the EAD, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Administrative Closure and Termination of the Notice to Appear (NTA)

Administrative closure is simply a procedural convenience that can be used to temporarily remove a case from the immigration court’s calendar. Under the Morton Memo and the August 18th announcement, ICE attorneys and officers who have the authority to exercise prosecutorial … Continue reading

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DHS’s New Enforcement Priorities

In the June 17, 2011 so called “Morton Memo” on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, and a subsequent question and answer guide (FAQ) regarding the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  August 18 announcement, DHS has made clear that its highest enforcement priorities … Continue reading

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Can Cases with Criminal Convictions be Considered Low Priority Under the Morton Memo?

The Morton memo of June 17, 2011, titled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, states clearly that cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and certain specific factors are to be considered and applied individually to each case. Determinations on cases are to be made … Continue reading

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What Happens to Low Priority Deportation Cases?

Under the Morton memo, DHS can determine whether a case is low priority or not. In order to do so, certain specific factors are to be considered and applied individually to each case. While DHS has made clear that no category of cases … Continue reading

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My friend was picked up by the immigration officer, what is going to happen to her?

UPDATE: Many people appear to have misinterpreted the so called “Morton Memo” on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion (and an August 18, 2011 announcement) to mean that there will be no more deportations (removal cases). This is not true! Both removal proceedings and removals will continue, however, ICE … Continue reading

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