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June 28, 2012
On June 15, 2012 the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and President Obama announced a new immigration program for individuals who came to the United States as children and who are now either in removal proceedings or who are subject to removal proceedings based on their lack of proper immigration status and their violations of provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. According to the memorandum issued by Secretary Napolitano, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers have been instructed to exercise prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis for individuals who meet the following criteria as of June 15, 2012:
In a conference call held June 18, the directors of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the officer in charge of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided further information about the implementation and administration of the new deferred action program
As further information becomes available, this client alert will be updated.
Robert N. Gottfried