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Prosecutors are adjusting their practices to avoid putting non-citizens at risk of deportation.

Some district attorneys’ offices—particularly those in sanctuary cities —have instituted policies or advised staff to mitigate the ways in which criminal prosecution can put individuals who have been accused of lower-level charges at risk of deportation.Christie Thompson, “How Prosecutors Are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Plans, The Marshall Project, May 16, 2017.  Such tactics can include pre-plea diversion options and other dispositions that do not require admission of guilt, payment of fees or fines, or court-ordered treatment.Christie Thompson, “How Prosecutors Are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Plans, The Marshall Project, May 16, 2017.