prosecutorial discretion

A Recap: Obama's Unlawful Immigration Amnesty Has No Appeal

For years the Obama administration has run roughshod over the immigration system. It is inconceivable that any rational leader would refuse to enforce immigration laws that serve as America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals, especially in this perilous era.

White House Promises Border Security, but DHS Memo Authorizes More Discretion

While President Obama is touting his immigration order as a commonsense solution to fixing the proverbial “broken immigration system,” law enforcement officers in border states are getting an altogether different message from the Department of Homeland Security.

Obama Twists Principle to Ignore Immigration Law

The main excuse the Obama Administration uses for its significant refusal to enforce immigration laws is the legal doctrine of prosecutorial discretion. As Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judicial Committee, recently stated, “The Obama Administration has taken unprecedented, and most likely unconstitutional, steps in order to shut down the enforcement of our immigration laws for millions of unlawful and criminal aliens not considered high enough ‘priorities.’...DHS [Department of Homeland Security] does this under the guise of ‘prosecutorial discretion.’‘’

Obama on Immigration: "Laws?! We Don't Need No Stinking Laws!"

In the 1948 movie classic, “The Treasure of Sierra Madre,” which starred Humphrey Bogart, Bogie and two other Americans prospecting for gold in Mexico are confronted by banditos claiming to be Federales.  Bogart demands to see their badges, asking, "If you guys are the Federales, then where are your badges?"

Their response, "¿Badges? ¡We don't need no stinking badges!"

Chipping Away at Sovereignty; New DHS Ruling Will Grant Aliens Unlawful-Presence Waivers

President Obama’s backdoor amnesties are the political version of death by a thousand cuts.

It's A Whole New Ballgame; Napolitano, ICE Sued over Prosecutorial Discretion

Since June 2011, when Immigration Customs and Enforcement Director John Morton issued his first prosecutorial discretion memo which announced that ICE priorities would shift away from deporting non-criminal aliens, outraged Americans have wondered who would step forward to fight for us.

In the intervening year, President Obama upped the ante when his executive order for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” a broader form of prosecutorial discretion, took effect. DACA gives aliens age 16-30 protection against deportation and work authorization.

What have we come to?

The administration's new policy of using "prosecutorial discretion" leaves ICE agents between a rock and a hard place.  As law enforcement officials, they have taken an oath to enforce the law.  As it stands, the laws on the books state that illegal aliens are to be arrested.  However, recently, an ICE agent faces suspension for enforcing the law that he took an oath to uphold.  Watch the interview between Shannon Bream of Fox News and Mr.