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  1. January 2021

    1. January 19, 2021

      DOS designates Ansarallah as a foreign terrorist organization

      EnforcementNon-Immigrant VisasImmigrant Visas DOS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. January 14, 2021

      DOS designates various organizations, individuals as terrorists

      EnforcementNon-Immigrant VisasNon-Immigrant Visas: Visitor DOS Final/ActualRenewed Agency Directive
    3. January 12, 2021

      DHS issues delegation vesting authority in Secretary Wolf to act on final rules, regulations, and other matters

      EnforcementHumanitarian DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. January 11, 2021

      DHS issues order designating the Order of Succession for DHS Secretary

      EnforcementHumanitarian DHSUSCIS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2020

    1. December 31, 2020

      COVID-19: CDC order requires negative COVID-19 test from all passengers entering U.S.

      Border CDCCBP Final/Actual Agency Directive
    2. December 22, 2020

      U.S. and El Salvador sign cooperation agreement in the examination of protection claims

      HumanitarianBorder DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. December 16, 2020

      US and the UK sign the Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

      Border CBPICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. December 14, 2020

      DHS proposes new system of records "DHS/ALL-046 Counterintelligence Program"

      Enforcement CBPICEUSCISFEMATSADHS Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. December 3, 2020

      CBP announces pilot program to collect DNA samples will become fully operational

      Detention CBP Final/Actual Change in PracticeForms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2020

    1. November 25, 2020

      DHS temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border

      Detention DHSCBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. November 20, 2020

      ICE announces modification of “External Investigations System of Records”

      Enforcement ICE Proposed Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. November 17, 2020

      DHS issues statement regarding HSA/FVRA challenges to Acting Secretary's authority

      EnforcementHumanitarian DHSUSCIS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. November 10, 2020

      DHS OIG issues report on major management and performance challenges facing DHS

      EnforcementMinors DHS Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. November 6, 2020

      ICE puts up billboards in North Carolina featuring "at-large public safety threats"

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. November 5, 2020

      DOS revokes designation of ETIM as a foreign terrorist organization

      InteriorBorder DOSDOJDHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. October 2020

    1. October 30, 2020

      CBP expelling migrant children from other countries into Mexico

      BorderMinorsAsylum, Withholding and CAT CBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. October 30, 2020

      OIG releases report confirming CBP took steps to limit processing at ports of entry

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. October 30, 2020

      POTUS declares November 1, 2020 "National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens"

      Enforcement Other Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. October 16, 2020

      DHS 'ratifies' prior actions by former Acting Secretary and USCIS Deputy Director

      EnforcementHumanitarianNon-Immigrant VisasImmigrant VisasNaturalization DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. October 13, 2020

      Unauthorized CBP operation in Guatemala relocates Honduran migrants to the Guatemala-Honduras border

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DOSDHSCBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. October 3, 2020

      COVID-19, Reported: VP Pence directed CDC to issue expulsion order

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DHSCDCHHSCBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. October 2, 2020

      ICE puts up billboards in Pennsylvania featuring "at-large immigration violators"

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. October 1, 2020

      EOIR launches Immigration Court Online Resource (ICOR) and Pro Bono Portal

      DetentionHearings and Adjudications EOIR Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. September 2020

    1. September 25, 2020

      ICE modifies enforcement efforts during COVID-19

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. September 23, 2020

      DHS 'ratifies' Acting Secretary's prior actions in response to GAO opinion

      EnforcementHumanitarian DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. September 18, 2020

      COVID-19: DHS releases Fact Sheet on measures on the border to limit the further spread of coronavirus

      DetentionBorder CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. September 12, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE reportedly resumes arrests after pausing due to pandemic

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. September 8, 2020

      Whistleblower alleges that DHS lied about border threats and safety in Central America

      BorderEnforcement DHS Reported Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2020

    1. August 27, 2020

      CBP proposes collecting passenger manifest data from buses and railroads

      Border CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 20, 2020

      Trump Cabinet officials voted in 2018 White House meeting to separate migrant children

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DHSDOJ Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2020

    1. July 24, 2020

      ORR proposes new information collection about release of unaccompanied minors from ORR custody

      MinorsDetention ORR Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection
    2. July 24, 2020

      ORR submit emergency approval for an information collection about services provided to unaccompanied minors

      MinorsDetention ORR Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection
    3. July 18, 2020

      Administration plans parent-child reunification after district court order

      Asylum, Withholding and CATBorder ICEORRAGCBP Final/ActualIn LitigationEnjoined/Vacated Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2020

    1. June 26, 2020

      Trump Administration designates ICE a "security/sensitive" agency

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. June 12, 2020

      DHS Inspector General finds that CBP struggled to meet detention standards in 2019

      DetentionBorder CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. June 4, 2020

      ICE begins testing all incoming detainees for COVID-19

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. June 4, 2020

      DHS deploys components to curb protests nationwide

      Interior DHSICECBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2020

    1. April 24, 2020

      USCIS updates policy on false claims of US citizenship

      EnforcementCitizenship USCISICECBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. April 23, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE to test some immigrants for coronavirus before deportation

      Interior ICEDOS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. April 16, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE releases hundreds of immigrants from detention amid spread of coronavirus

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Agency DirectiveChange in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. April 16, 2020

      ORR proposes information collection to allow UAC Program to monitor care provider facility compliance

      MinorsDetention ORR Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2020

    1. March 18, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE focuses removal and detention on public safety risks

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. March 18, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE temporarily allows filing Form I-246 through mail; extends initial check-in deadline

      EnforcementHearings and Adjudications ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. March 15, 2020

      COVID-19: ICE medically screens detainees prior to removal flights

      DetentionInterior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. March 10, 2020

      DHS proposes to modify and reissue "ALL-038 Insider Threat Program" System of Records

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. March 9, 2020

      DOJ eliminates DHS discretion to exempt certain detained noncitizens from DNA-sample collection

      BorderInteriorDetention ICEDOJCBP Final/Actual Rule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. March 6, 2020

      ICE requests redeployment of 500 HSI agents to increase arrests and surveillance in sanctuary cities

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICECBPEOIR Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2020

    1. February 27, 2020

      Reported: ICE, CBP and DOJ use Clearview AI, a facial recognition program to scan social media photos

      Enforcement CBPICEDOJ Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. February 24, 2020

      CBP introduces facial recognition at Brownsville, TX border crossing

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. February 20, 2020

      DHS waives laws to expedite construction of border wall

      Border DHS Final/ActualIn Litigation Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. February 14, 2020

      ICE intends to open first holding facility in Maine

      DetentionInterior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. February 10, 2020

      Reported: DHS considers retaliating against states that deny immigration officials access to state driver records

      Sanctuary Restrictions ICETSA Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. February 7, 2020

      Reported: DHS uses cellphone location data for immigration enforcement

      Enforcement CBPICEDHS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. February 5, 2020

      Reported: ICE begins fingerprinting unaccompanied children age 14 and over in ORR facilities

      InteriorMinors ORRICEUSCIS Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. February 4, 2020

      Reported: Trump Administration designates CBP as a Security Agency

      Border CBP Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. January 2020

    1. January 21, 2020

      National Archives and Record Administration gives notice of ICE records disposal

      Enforcement ICE Proposed Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. January 15, 2020

      ICE issues subpoenas to law enforcement in CA, CT, NY, NV and OR

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. January 14, 2020

      POTUS issues EO 13902, suspending entry of Iranians with certain industry connections

      Non-Immigrant VisasImmigrant VisasBorder CBPBureau of Consular Affairs Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. January 10, 2020

      State Department designates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq as a foreign terrorist organization

      InteriorBorder DOSDHSDOJ Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2019

    1. December 31, 2019

      Acting DHS Secretary requests review of state DMV laws for assessment of interference with immigration enforcement

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions DHS Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. December 9, 2019

      CBP issues notice designating Puyallup tribal card as acceptable travel document

      Enforcement CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. December 6, 2019

      Reported: EOIR expands use of "tent courts" along Southern Border

      HumanitarianAsylum, Withholding and CATBorderHearings and Adjudications USCISEOIRCBPICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. December 3, 2019

      ICE opens new detention facility in Anson, TX

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2019

    1. November 14, 2019

      Internal DHS report makes recommendations regarding MPP implementation

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT USCISCBPEOIRORR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. November 7, 2019

      DHS seeks public input on technology to streamline applications for REAL ID-compliant licenses

      Enforcement TSADHSState & Local Entities Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. October 2019

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. September 2019

    1. September 27, 2019

      U.S. and Honduras sign agreements on immigration enforcement and H-2 visa programs

      BorderNon-Immigrant Visas: Employment-Based DHSDOL Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. September 13, 2019

      DHS releases joint statement with government of Honduras on countries' continuing border security discussions

      BorderEnforcement DHS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. September 12, 2019

      ICE Field Office Directors publish statement on enforcement and removal operations

      InteriorDetention ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2019

    1. August 27, 2019

      DHS moves $155M from disaster relief to immigration enforcement

      BorderDetentionAsylum, Withholding and CAT USCISICEFEMA Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 21, 2019

      Reported: More than 2,000 migrants returned to Central American countries under "Assisted Voluntary Return" program.

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DHSDOS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. August 20, 2019

      ICE Announces New Streamlined Removal Procedures for Return of Guatemalans

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. August 15, 2019

      US and Canada implement preclearance agreement

      Border CBPUSCIS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. August 8, 2019

      Detained noncitizens with small children released on humanitarian grounds in Mississippi

      Interior ICEAG Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. August 5, 2019

      POTUS imposes sanctions on Venezuela via EO

      Enforcement CBPUSCISDOS Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. August 1, 2019

      State Department designates additional aliases of Al-Shabaab

      Enforcement DOS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2019

    1. July 15, 2019

      ICE interim guidance for implementation of Matter of M-S-

      Asylum, Withholding and CATDetention ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. July 11, 2019

      US/Canada begin Phase III of Entry/Exit Project

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. July 9, 2019

      Reported: ICE opens three new detention centers

      Detention ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. July 8, 2019

      Report: Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Asylum Claims

      Asylum, Withholding and CATBorderInterior ICECBPUSCISDOS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. July 8, 2019

      The Under Secretary of State re-delegates authority to invoke privilege related to refugee vetting

      RefugeesBorder Bureau of Population, Refugees, and MigrationUSCISCBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. July 7, 2019

      ICE reportedly mines state driver's license databases using facial recognition

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. July 1, 2019

      HHS to fund 1,300 more beds in Carrizo Springs, Texas

      BorderDetentionMinors CBPORR Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. July 1, 2019

      DHS waives certain legal regulations to expedite border wall construction in Texas

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2019

    1. June 28, 2019

      CBP opens temporary facility in Yuma, AZ

      Detention CBPICEORR Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. June 27, 2019

      CBP proposes construction of pedestrian barrier in the Rio Grande Valley

      Border CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. June 25, 2019

      CBP removes certain restrictions on flights to and from Cuba

      Enforcement CBP Final/Actual Rule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. June 24, 2019

      ICE notice of intent to award contract to Cellebrite for smartphone hacking technology

      Interior CBPICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. June 21, 2019

      ICE awards new contract for rapid DNA testing at southwest border; expands pilot program

      Border CBPICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. June 20, 2019

      CBP expands facility in Donna, TX to hold more unaccompanied children

      Detention CBPICEORR Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. June 7, 2019

      United States and Mexico sign joint statement on immigration enforcement

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT USCISICECBPDOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. June 7, 2019

      United States and Mexico to discuss binding bilateral refugee agreement

      BorderRefugees USCISICECBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. May 2019

    1. May 30, 2019

      HHS cancels funding for recreational activities in unaccompanied minor shelters

      MinorsDetention ORRICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. May 28, 2019

      ICE seeks to implement Rapid DNA testing to identify fraudulent claims of family relationships

      DetentionBorder CBPICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. May 19, 2019

      ICE Plans to Expand “Alternative to Detention” Program

      DetentionInterior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. May 15, 2019

      DHS suspends flights to Venezuela

      Enforcement DHSDOSOther Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. May 11, 2019

      Report: ICE relocates detainees by air to begin initial processing

      Detention CBPICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. May 9, 2019

      ICE signs new contract with iPhone hacking company

      InteriorBorder CBPICE Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. May 7, 2019

      ICE limits Karnes detainees’ access to pro bono lawyers and volunteers

      Detention ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. May 6, 2019

      ICE launches Warrant Service Officer program, empowering local law enforcement

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2019

    1. April 26, 2019

      Acting Defense Secretary authorizes waivers for 280 troops to interact with migrants

      Border DOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. April 25, 2019

      ICE signs contract with GEO Group to reopen Louisiana processing center

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. April 24, 2019

      CBP reportedly starts fingerprinting some children under age 14

      MinorsBorder CBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. April 8, 2019

      DOS to designate Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as Foreign Terrorist Organization

      Enforcement DHSDOSAG Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. April 5, 2019

      CBP reportedly terminates Accenture hiring contract

      Border CBP Reported Program Termination

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    10. April 4, 2019

      DHS threatens employees with legal consequences for leaking "nonpublic information"

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    11. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    12. April 1, 2019

      CBP stops Sunday screening services for commercial trucks entering Nogales, Arizona

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2019

    1. March 29, 2019

      State Department cuts aid to Northern Triangle countries

      Border DOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. March 28, 2019

      DHS Signs Regional Compact with key Central American Northern Triangle countries

      Border CBPDHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. March 27, 2019

      CBP temporarily reassigns CBP officers to Border Patrol Sectors

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. March 20, 2019

      CBP reportedly releasing detained noncitizens en masse, citing space constraints

      Detention CBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. March 20, 2019

      Whistleblower report of inadequate medical treatment in ICE custody

      Detention ICECRCL Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. March 13, 2019

      Press reports widespread ICE violations of warrant signature requirements and erroneous targeting of US citizens

      InteriorSanctuary Restrictions ICEState & Local Entities Reported Change in PracticeData and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. March 11, 2019

      DHS & ICE launch Global Trade Task Force to combat smuggling

      Border CBPICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    10. March 5, 2019

      Border Patrol reports arrests in February 2019 are highest since March 2009

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    11. March 5, 2019

      Report that HHS plans to ask DOD to identify military bases to house minor migrants

      Detention ORRDOD Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2019

    1. February 26, 2019

      Thousands of migrant youth reported sexual abuse in U.S. immigration detention

      Detention CBPORRICE Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. February 15, 2019

      USCIS launches online tip form for reporting allegations of immigration fraud

      Enforcement USCIS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. February 1, 2019

      USCIS requests comment on proposed revisions to Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

      Immigrant VisasNon-Immigrant VisasBorder USCIS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2018

    1. December 28, 2018

      CBP changes medical practices for children in detention centers

      DetentionMinors CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. December 19, 2018

      HHS rolls back fingerprint requirements for adults living with migrant children

      MinorsInteriorBorder ICEORR Rescinded Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. December 17, 2018

      CBP releases interim procedures on notification of a death in custody

      DetentionBorder CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2018

    1. November 8, 2018

      USCIS announces continued implementation of policy memo on NTAs

      Interior USCISICEEOIR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. November 6, 2018

      CBP partners with DOD for Operation Secure Line at southwest border

      Border CBPDOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. October 2018

    1. October 12, 2018

      U.S. allegedly working with Mexican officials to restrict asylum seekers' access to U.S. border

      Asylum, Withholding and CATMinorsBorder CBPUSCIS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. October 11, 2018

      DHS waives environmental laws to expedite border wall construction in Rio Grande Valley

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. October 10, 2018

      ICE ends practice of coordinating release plans for undocumented families in Arizona

      InteriorBorderDetention ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. October 9, 2018

      CBP says enforcement not altered by Canada's legalization of marijuana

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. October 4, 2018

      DHS Secretary creates panel to examine best practices for families and children in CBP custody

      DetentionMinors CBPORRICE Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. September 2018

    1. September 24, 2018

      CBP announces facial recognition technology demonstration at Port San Luis

      Enforcement CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection
    2. September 21, 2018

      Report that ICE arrests sponsors of unaccompanied minors

      InteriorMinors ICEORR Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. September 12, 2018

      State Department certifies immigration enforcement cooperation agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DOS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. September 12, 2018

      DHS transfers $10 million from FEMA to ICE to fund expanded immigration detention

      Detention ICEFEMA Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. September 12, 2018

      Report that State Department plans to pay Mexico $20 million to deport unauthorized immigrants

      BorderAsylum, Withholding and CAT DOS Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. September 11, 2018

      ICE is reportedly increasing use of video conferencing at immigration court

      InteriorHearings and Adjudications ICEEOIR Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2018

    1. August 31, 2018

      DOJ subpoenas North Carolina voting records at ICE request

      Enforcement ICEDOJ Adjudication

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 18, 2018

      Reports: ICE turns to CBP for extra detention space

      Border CBPICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. August 15, 2018

      USCIS seeks comment on proposed revisions to Form G-845, Document Verification Request and Supplement

      EnforcementLabor USCIS Proposed Forms and Information Collection
    4. August 14, 2018

      DHS launches data analytics program "Igloo" to target human smugglers

      Enforcement ICE Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. August 7, 2018

      DHS adopts enforcement measures targeting visa overstays

      Border USCISDOSCBPICE Final/Actual Change in PracticeData and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. August 2, 2018

      DHS publishes determination of waiver to begin building a border wall near San Diego

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2018

    1. July 24, 2018

      DOJ directs public information offices to use the term "illegal alien"

      Enforcement DOJ Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. July 11, 2018

      Reports of possible safe-third country agreement with Mexico

      Asylum, Withholding and CATBorder CBPUSCISDOS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. July 10, 2018

      DHS issues a four-step process for family reunification to comply with court order

      EnforcementHearings and Adjudications AGICEORR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. July 5, 2018

      ICE reportedly to open new detention center (Texas)

      Detention ICE Reported Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. July 3, 2018

      AG Sessions rescinds 24 guidance documents, including guidance discouraging employers from discriminating against asylees and refugees

      RefugeesAsylum, Withholding and CATSanctuary Restrictions DOJ Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2018

    1. June 27, 2018

      DHS temporarily guards areas close to border wall

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. June 27, 2018

      ICE reportedly uses AB-60 driver licenses to conduct arrests in CA

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. June 26, 2018

      DHS OIG report finds ICE inspections of detention facilities ineffective.

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. June 23, 2018

      ICE designates special facility and policies for reunification and removal of separated families

      DetentionMinors EOIRICEORR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. June 22, 2018

      ICE seeks up to 15,000 beds to detain families

      DetentionMinorsBorderInterior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. June 21, 2018

      Orlando airport becomes first in U.S. to commit to processing all international travelers with facial recognition technology

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in PracticeForms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. June 19, 2018

      DHS reportedly increasing its use of medical records in asylum determinations in children's cases

      MinorsAsylum, Withholding and CATEnforcement USCISICEORR Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. June 15, 2018

      DHS establishes hotline for separated parents to locate children

      BorderMinors CBPORR Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. June 12, 2018

      Reports that military posts to be used to house detained unaccompanied minors

      DetentionBorder ORRDODCBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    10. June 12, 2018

      DHS announces new Northern Border Strategy

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    11. June 7, 2018

      ICE reportedly transfers 1,600 detainees into federal prisons

      Detention ICEDOJ Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    12. June 4, 2018

      CBP announces third U.S. border wall construction project

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. May 2018

    1. May 25, 2018

      CBP proposes to include biometrics from vehicles as part of entry / exit system

      Enforcement CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. May 22, 2018

      DOJ seeks comment on proposal that OVC grantees must use TIMS, an electronic database

      EnforcementHumanitarian DOJ Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. May 15, 2018

      HHS proposes expanded background checks and information sharing for sponsors of unaccompanied children

      MinorsInterior ORRICECBPDOJ Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. May 11, 2018

      CDC gives notice of information collection worksheet for newly-arrived persons with tuberculosis

      Enforcement CDC Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. May 1, 2018

      USCIS gives notice of updating its Citizenship and Immigration Data Repository

      Enforcement USCIS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. May 1, 2018

      FY2017 ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations report shows increase in arrests

      Enforcement ICE Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2018

    1. April 25, 2018

      DHS adds Border Enforcement Security Task Forces (BEST)

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. April 24, 2018

      DHS gives notice of a new records system for biometric data

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. April 24, 2018

      DHS proposes rule to exempt a new External Biometric Records System of Records from Privacy Act

      Enforcement USCIS Final/Actual Forms and Information CollectionRule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. April 23, 2018

      DHS agencies reportedly advocate detention and prosecution of parents

      Border CBPICEUSCIS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. April 13, 2018

      ICE checking criminal backgrounds of each adult in the household of unaccompanied minors' sponsors

      InteriorMinorsBorder CBPICEORR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. April 13, 2018

      DHS agrees that HHS will share information about unaccompanied children, sponsors, and household members

      Border ORRICECBP Final/Actual Agency DirectiveChange in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. April 11, 2018

      California agrees to deploy National Guard to the border

      Border CBPDOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. April 10, 2018

      ICE announces MOU with Nicaragua as participating partner in eTD system

      Enforcement ICE Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. April 9, 2018

      Arizona deploys state National Guard to the border

      Border CBPDOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    10. April 9, 2018

      CBP announces start of border wall replacement program in New Mexico

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    11. April 6, 2018

      CBP issues Use of Force Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    12. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2018

    1. March 27, 2018

      DOJ reaches agreement with West Palm Beach over 8 U.S.C. § 1373 compliance

      Sanctuary Restrictions DOJState & Local Entities Final/Actual Agency DirectiveForms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. March 19, 2018

      ICE gives notice of modifying and reissuing the DHS/ICE-013 Alien Health Records System

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. March 12, 2018

      ICE reportedly declines to renew orders of supervision and stays of removal

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2018

    1. February 28, 2018

      DHS rescinds duplicative systems of records notices for several USCIS databases

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. February 27, 2018

      State Department publishes FAQ on terrorism designations

      Enforcement DOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. February 21, 2018

      Reports that CBP conducts transportation searches up to 100 air miles away from borders

      Border CBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. February 15, 2018

      CBP announces updates on use of force policies

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. February 6, 2018

      POTUS issues memorandum ordering creation of a National Vetting Center

      Enforcement DOSDHSDOJDODOther Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. January 2018

    1. January 24, 2018

      DOJ demands documents from cities regarding information sharing with DHS and DOJ

      Interior AG Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. January 22, 2018

      DHS waives statutory requirements for NM border wall project

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. January 17, 2018

      ICE enters into Basic Ordering Agreements with Florida sheriffs

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. January 4, 2018

      CBP issues new directive on border search of electronic devices

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. January 4, 2018

      DHS issues Privacy Impact Assessment Update on seaches of electronic devices

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2017

    1. December 22, 2017

      ICE gains access to nationwide license plate reader database

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2017

    1. November 1, 2017

      ICE opposes administrative closure for provisional unlawful presence waiver applicants

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. October 2017

    1. October 27, 2017

      DHS and SSA reauthorize a computer matching program to identify noncitizens who have left voluntarily or have been removed

      Enforcement DHSSSA Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. October 26, 2017

      ICE imposes new removal deadline on noncitizens with pending U visa applications

      U/T/VAWANon-Immigrant VisasInterior ICEUSCIS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. October 26, 2017

      CBP to evaluate eight border wall prototypes constructed by private industry

      Enforcement CBP Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. October 12, 2017

      ICE seeks to identify new detention sites in Midwest and Utah

      Detention ICE Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. October 10, 2017

      DOJ and DOS sign agreement on employer visa misconduct

      EnforcementWorkplace EnforcementEmployment Verification IERBureau of Consular Affairs Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. October 8, 2017

      DOJ/DHS plan to hire additional immigration judges and ICE attorneys

      Interior ICEEOIR Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. October 8, 2017

      White House releases details on interior enforcement principles and policies

      Sanctuary RestrictionsInteriorDetention ICEBureau of Consular Affairs Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    8. October 8, 2017

      White House releases details on border security principles and policies

      Border CBPICEUSCISEOIR Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    9. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. September 2017

    1. September 28, 2017

      ICE targets enforcement in "sanctuary" jurisdictions in Operation "Safe City"

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. September 21, 2017

      DHS establishes new CBP database and proposes privacy exemptions

      Enforcement CBP Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. September 18, 2017

      ICE solicits comments on 287(g) information collection

      Interior ICE Proposed Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. September 18, 2017

      DHS expands recordkeeping to include social media information

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Change in PracticeForms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. September 13, 2017

      DHS imposes visa sanctions on four countries for failure to accept return of nationals

      EnforcementNon-Immigrant Visas Bureau of Consular AffairsUSCISICECBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. September 12, 2017

      DHS waives rules to expedite building border wall in California

      Border CBPDHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2017

    1. August 31, 2017

      CBP awards contracts for border wall prototypes

      Enforcement CBP Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 25, 2017

      CBP keeps checkpoints open for Hurricane Harvey

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. August 8, 2017

      EOIR data shows increase in removal orders in first six months of the Trump Administration

      EnforcementHearings and Adjudications EOIR Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. August 3, 2017

      DOJ announces it will withhold Public Safety Partnership funds from sanctuary jurisdictions

      Sanctuary Restrictions DOJState & Local Entities Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. August 1, 2017

      DHS waives environmental requirements for border wall projects

      Border DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2017

    1. July 27, 2017

      DHS creates new record system to monitor foreigners' information access to DHS and other government entities

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Forms and Information CollectionRule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. July 24, 2017

      DHS and TSA collect data from TSA facility visitors

      Enforcement TSA Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2017

    1. June 14, 2017

      ICE announces MS-13 arrests and specifies grounds for alleging gang membership

      Interior ICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. May 2017

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2017

    1. April 27, 2017

      DHS rescinds the Privacy Act protections of non-citizens and non-LPRs

      Enforcement DHS Final/Actual Agency DirectiveChange in PracticeForms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. April 21, 2017

      DOJ conditions grant funds on compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373

      Sanctuary Restrictions DOJICEState & Local Entities Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. April 12, 2017

      Draft DHS progress report on EO 13767 implementation

      InteriorBorderDetention CBPICEUSCIS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. April 11, 2017

      Report that ICE is detaining people at their check-ins

      Interior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2017

    1. March 30, 2017

      AG Sessions expands IHP

      Interior EOIRCBPICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. March 27, 2017

      AG Sessions warns sanctuary jurisdictions to certify compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 or lose DOJ grants

      Sanctuary RestrictionsInterior DOJICEState & Local Entities Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. March 24, 2017

      ICE revises policies and procedures regarding issuance of civil immigration detainers

      DetentionInterior ICE Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. March 17, 2017

      CBP requests proposals for border wall prototypes

      Border CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2017

    1. February 21, 2017

      AG Sessions rescinds order phasing out BOP-contracted private prisons

      Enforcement DOJ Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. February 9, 2017

      POTUS issues EO 13773, prioritizing enforcement against transnational crime

      Enforcement DOSDOJICECBP Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. February 9, 2017

      POTUS issues EO 13776, creating task force on "illegal immigration"

      Enforcement DOJAG Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect