2022 Prosecutorial Discretion Update Part 1: Immigration Courts

2022 Prosecutorial Discretion Update Part 1: Immigration Courts

2022 Prosecutorial Discretion Update Part 1: Immigration Courts (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 10/06/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. No

The prosecutorial discretion landscape has undergone tumultuous changes in 2022—from the Doyle Memorandum in April to the June order from a federal district court in Texas vacating the Mayorkas enforcement priorities memorandum, to the Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court declining to stay the order.

During part one of this two-part seminar series, our panelists will focus on representation of clients in immigration court. They will analyze the current legal challenges to the administration's enforcement priorities and their practical impacts, including how to advocate for prosecutorial discretion in specific circumstances, steps that may be taken in cases that were unilaterally dismissed, and how to manage the representation of clients in this climate.

Featured Topics:

  • Current state of litigation surrounding DHS’s enforcement priorities
  • Advocating for administrative closure as an alternative to dismissal
  • Making the case for other forms of prosecutorial discretion, such as stipulations to relief
  • Responding to unilateral Motions to Dismiss

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Aaron C. Hall (DL), AILA ICE Liaison Committee Chair, Aurora, CO

Aaron C. Hall is a partner at Joseph & Hall, P.C., in Aurora, Colorado. His practice focuses on removal defense, family-based immigration, naturalization, and related federal litigation. He has served on AILA National’s Amicus Committee and is currently Chair of its ICE Liaison committee. He frequently presents on immigration law and policy before bar associations and community groups.

Amanda Bethea Keaveny, AILA Board of Governors/EOIR Liaison Committee Chair, Charleston SC

John Gihon, AILA ICE Liaison Committee, Altamonte Springs, FL

John Gihon practices in Orlando and focuses on removal defense and crimmigration and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law. John is the immediate past chair of the Florida Bar Board Certification Committee for Immigration and Nationality Law and the two-term past Chapter Chair for the AILA Central Florida Chapter. John was previously a Senior Attorney with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and an Assistant State Attorney in Florida.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.