New Republic: ICE Officials Ignoring White House Mandate on Prosecutorial Discretion
TNR reports on what immigration lawyers widely know to be the case. ICE officers and attorneys nationwide are basically ignoring the August prosecutorial discretion memo ordering them not to pursue deportations against individuals on the low priority list. When is ICE Director Morton going to start firing people who disobey orders coming straight from the President? This is gross insubordination and surely grounds for termination. DHS Secretary Napolitano has indicated that cases already in the system would take three months to review, but new cases are not supposed to be pursued without reviewing them under the August memo first. And there are lots of indications that this is not happening.