Attorney General Rescinds More Memos

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on December 21, 2017 that, pursuant to Executive Order 13777 “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” and Sessions’ November memorandum prohibiting certain guidance documents, he is rescinding 25 such documents that he considers unnecessary, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.

These documents include the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative Guidelines (2013), the Northern Border Prosecution Initiative Guidelines (2013), and a letter to Esmeralda Zendejas (then an attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.) on how to determine whether lawful permanent residents are protected against citizenship status discrimination (May 30, 2012).

This new memo rescission has become a trend in the current Trump Administration after General John Kelly issued memos rescinding past uses of prosecutorial discretion. Recently, the Trump Administration also rescinded the popular DACA program.

 

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Biden Announces Two Executive Actions On Immigration To Begin Later This Summer

Today, the Biden Administration teased two new proposals to address the real challenges of our legal immigration system. First, in the coming weeks, the Department of Homeland Security will establish a parole-in-place (PIP) process for certain spouses and children of U.S. citizens, who would be eligible to adjust their status but for an unlawful entry. Second, the Biden Administration will make it easier for some DACA recipients to access the employment visa process.

Read

Biden to Announce Executive Action Protecting Undocumented Immigrant Spouses of U.S. Citizens

The Biden Administration is making a concerted effort to court immigration advocates prior to elections in November, following a period where some of his immigration policies resembled those of former President Trump. Apparently, the current President is gearing up to announce a significant executive action aimed at shielding certain undocumented immigrants from removal. This announcement could come as early as next week, and comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s continued assault on asylum seekers.

Read

House GOP Suffers Setback as Impeachment of Mayorkas Fails

In a dramatic turn of events, the House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, falling short by a single vote in a major blow to House Republicans. The articles of impeachment, centered on accusations of mismanagement of the US-Mexico border, were ultimately defeated 214-216, with four Republicans joining all Democrats in opposition.

Read