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Prosecutor discretion program eases cost of deportation cases - Tulsa World: Local

Prosecutor discretion program eases cost of deportation cases

The program focuses on deporting dangerous undocumented people.

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 6:42 am, Mon Jan 27, 2014.

The portion of immigration cases heard in Oklahoma that were closed based on a program that focuses the country's limited deportation resources on removing violent undocumented people from the United States is right in line with the national rate, new federal immigration court data show.

Oklahoma immigration cases are heard in Oklahoma City, where roughly 7 percent of the cases heard there in recent years were closed based on prosecutorial discretion, the same percentage of cases heard nationally that were closed by the same method.

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2 comments:

  • Mert Rozman posted at 12:32 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    myrtle-214 Posts: 12901

    Deport violent offenders first?

    Sounds sensible, but I'm sure that some will find fault. It's an Obama policy, after all.

     
  • Bill Suliburk posted at 9:58 am on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    wsulib-219 Posts: 2000

    I am not sure I understand why that “headline” was chosen. Is it really a “headline” when it merely proclaims that, if the government does not prosecute as many cases (but instead just “closes” them), it does not spend as much money on prosecutions?

     
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