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DHS memo implementing EO 13768 on "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior"

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 20, 2017

    DHS memo implements EO 13768 (Jan. 25, 2017). The memo: 1) directs ICE to hire 10,000 additional agents; 2) prioritizes for removal immigrants: a) convicted of, charged with, or who have committed a crime; b) engaged in fraud, willful misrepresentation or abuse of a public benefits program; c) are subject to a final order of removal; or d) pose a public safety or national security threat; 4) restores the Secure Communities Program; 5) directs ICE and CBP to expand 287(g) agreements; 6) narrows exercise of prosecutorial discretion; 7) establishes the VOICE office (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement); 8) indicates that parole should not be granted for "predesignated categories;" and 9) no longer affords Privacy Act rights to persons who are not citizens or LPRs. [ID #252]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 20, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    May 22, 2017 Implementation of Executive Order 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
  4. Biden Administration Action

    January 20, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 20, 2021, DHS issued a policy memo rescinding and suspending the Trump-era policy memo.

    2021.01.20 Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action

Biden Administration Action

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