Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Amnesty

The term amnesty refers to an official, full or limited, pardon that is granted to an individual or a group of individuals who have committed a criminal offense and as a result will not be punished for their crimes.  Amnesty is typically granted for political reasons.

 

Example:

The issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants has become overly politicized as there are a number of straightforward solutions to the issue of immigration in the U.S. that would address the overly burdensome and restrictive immigration laws currently on the books, workforce needs, and security issues.