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ICE and CBP reportedly separating family members

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 8, 2018

    ICE and CBP are reportedly separating family members to discourage future migration. Members of Congress sent a letter to the DHS Secretary expressing their concern about reports that ICE and CBP are separating family members in detention facilities. [ID #302]

    Members of Congress sent a letter to DHS Secretary expressing their concern about reports that ICE and CBP are separating family members in detention facilities
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  3. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    May 28, 2021

    2021.05.28 Reported from The Hill: "DHS formally bans family separations for illicit border crossings"

    Reported: This Biden administration policy bans the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On Friday, May 28, 2021, CBP reportedly issued a memo banning family separations based on border prosecutions.

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Current Status

Not in effect
May 28, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP AG

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