OPLA Attorney Guidance re Enforcement & Prosecutorial Discretion (Doyle Memorandum)

  • Organization: ICE
  • Document Type: Policies
  • Date Created: Monday, April 04, 2022
  • Attachment(s): LINK

On April 4, 2022, Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle issued a memorandum to the OPLA workforce titled Guidance to OPLA Attorneys Regarding the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Laws and the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion (Doyle Memorandum), which will take effect on April 25, 2022. The Doyle Memorandum is consistent with DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas’ September 30, 2021 memorandum titled Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law, which took effect on November 29, 2021. Upon its effective date, the Doyle Memorandum rescinds OPLA’s prior PD guidance.

See also: https://www.ice.gov/about-ice/opla/prosecutorial-discretion

  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Enforcement