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  1. January 2021

    1. 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
  1. November 2020

    1. November 5, 2020

      DOS revokes designation of ETIM as a foreign terrorist organization

      InteriorBorder DOSDOJDHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      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 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
    4. 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
  1. September 2020

    1. 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
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      Fully in Effect
    3. 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 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
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2020

    1. 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
  1. April 2020

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2020

    1. 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
  1. February 2020

    1. February 24, 2020

      CBP introduces facial recognition at Brownsville, TX border crossing

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. February 20, 2020

      DHS waives laws to expedite construction of border wall

      Border DHS Final/ActualIn Litigation Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. 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 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
    2. 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
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2019

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. 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
  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
  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
  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 15, 2019

      US and Canada implement preclearance agreement

      Border CBPUSCIS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2019

    1. July 11, 2019

      US/Canada begin Phase III of Entry/Exit Project

      Border CBP Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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 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
    2. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. May 9, 2019

      ICE signs new contract with iPhone hacking company

      InteriorBorder CBPICE 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 24, 2019

      CBP reportedly starts fingerprinting some children under age 14

      MinorsBorder CBP Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    4. April 5, 2019

      CBP reportedly terminates Accenture hiring contract

      Border CBP Reported Program Termination

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. 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 11, 2019

      DHS & ICE launch Global Trade Task Force to combat smuggling

      Border CBPICE Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. 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
  1. February 2019

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. 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 19, 2018

      HHS rolls back fingerprint requirements for adults living with migrant children

      MinorsInteriorBorder ICEORR Rescinded Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. 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
    3. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2018

    1. 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
  1. September 2018

    1. 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
    2. 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
  1. August 2018

    1. August 18, 2018

      Reports: ICE turns to CBP for extra detention space

      Border CBPICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 7, 2018

      DHS adopts enforcement measures targeting visa overstays

      Border USCISDOSCBPICE Final/Actual Change in PracticeData and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. 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 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
  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 22, 2018

      ICE seeks up to 15,000 beds to detain families

      DetentionMinorsBorderInterior ICE Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. 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
    4. June 15, 2018

      DHS establishes hotline for separated parents to locate children

      BorderMinors CBPORR Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    5. 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
    6. June 12, 2018

      DHS announces new Northern Border Strategy

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. 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. 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 23, 2018

      DHS agencies reportedly advocate detention and prosecution of parents

      Border CBPICEUSCIS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. April 11, 2018

      California agrees to deploy National Guard to the border

      Border CBPDOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    6. April 9, 2018

      Arizona deploys state National Guard to the border

      Border CBPDOD Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    7. 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
    8. 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
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      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2018

    1. 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
    2. February 15, 2018

      CBP announces updates on use of force policies

      Border CBP Final/Actual Data and Reports

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. January 2018

    1. January 22, 2018

      DHS waives statutory requirements for NM border wall project

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. January 4, 2018

      CBP issues new directive on border search of electronic devices

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    3. 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. October 2017

    1. October 8, 2017

      White House releases details on border security principles and policies

      Border CBPICEUSCISEOIR Final/Actual Presidential Orders

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. September 2017

    1. 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 25, 2017

      CBP keeps checkpoints open for Hurricane Harvey

      Border CBP Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 1, 2017

      DHS waives environmental requirements for border wall projects

      Border DHS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2017

    1. April 12, 2017

      Draft DHS progress report on EO 13767 implementation

      InteriorBorderDetention CBPICEUSCIS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. March 2017

    1. March 17, 2017

      CBP requests proposals for border wall prototypes

      Border CBP Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. February 2017

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect