Immigration Newsletter

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Immigration Court Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial Discretion, as of March 28, 2012

So will the new administrative DayDream Act (that's what I am calling it because it is a "lite" version of what would be the DREAM ACT if Congress ever got around to passing it) actually help anyone? Here are some local statistics from the last administrative attempt to hold off on deporting low priority cases. The exercise of prosecutorial discretion turned out to be just that -- an exercise. Less than one percent of the 9000+ backlogged cases in Boston have been closed or terminated by the government. Opponents thought it would be an amnesty and a free-for-all. It was hardly even noticeable -- doesn't surprise me. Time will tell if DayDream ever has any affect on reality.


Immigration Court Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial Discretion, as of March 28, 2012


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Immigration Court ▾Hearing LocationCase Backlog (as of September 2011)Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial DiscretionClosures as a Percent of Backlog
BostonBoston Detained18142.2
BostonBoston, Massachusetts9,046670.7
BostonMassachusetts Department of Corrections1700.0
BostonNew Hampshire Department of Corrections100.0
BostonPlymouth County Corretional Facility100.0