What Is Prosecutorial Discretion?

In general, prosecutorial discretion is the authority that an agency or officer has to decide what, if any, charges to bring against a party and how to pursue each case. In other words, it means that an agency can choose whether or not to file charges. In the immigration law context, prosecutorial discretion refers to … Continue reading “What Is Prosecutorial Discretion?”

What is Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases?

Generally speaking, prosecutorial discretion is the authority of an agency or official to decide what types of charges should be filed, if any, and how to handle or pursue each case. In immigration cases, prosecutorial discretion is the power of the federal government to decline to deport individuals in certain circumstances. More specifically, the government … Continue reading “What is Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases?”


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