[JURIST] The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive [text, pdf] known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website] agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to safeguard their parental rights. The directive does not give deportation relief to undocumented immigrants, but does stress alternatives such as placing individuals at facilities closer to their home and family. One prominent change to the previous...

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