Skip to main content

COVID-19: ICE temporarily suspends family visitations in all detention centers

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 13, 2020

    COVID-19: ICE temporarily suspends social visits in all detention centers and in the absence of visitation, ICE will provide extended access to telephones and other reasonable means. [ID #455]

    COVID-19: ICE Suspends Family Visitations
  2. Effective Date

    March 13, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    July 14, 2022

    ICE Directive 11064.3: Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults

    On July 14, 2022, ICE issued a directive affirming the right to family visitation within detention facilities, indicating that the COVID-19 policy suspending family visitations is no longer in effect.

    View Document

Current Status

Not in effect
July 14, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE

We require registration to leave feedback. You may either:

  • Sign in with your current user name and password.

  • Register if you don't have a user name and password.