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Arizona Daily Star
January 4, 2015

Fate of migrants seeking sanctuary can seem arbitrary
By Luis F. Carrasco and Perla Trevizo


As of Nov. 30, about 41,000 immigration court cases 7 percent of total closures of such cases have been based on prosecutorial discretion, data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show. They vary greatly by location and court. Tucson has one of the highest percentages of closures based on prosecutorial discretion, at 36 percent. Phoenix is not far behind, with 18 percent of closures since October 2012 based on prosecutorial discretion.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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