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ICE implements EO 13767 and 13768; directs enforcement against all removable noncitizens and revises detention policy

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 21, 2017

    Memo from ICE Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence orders all officers in the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) unit to “take enforcement action against all removable aliens encountered in the course or their duties," noting that DHS no longer exempts classes or categories of noncitizens from enforcement. The memo directs ERO officers to prioritize noncitizens who have been convicted of, charged with, or have committed a criminal offense. It also implement's the EO's end to "catch and release" by describing an effort to expand detention capacity and limiting the situations in which noncitizens detained under INA section 235(b) are released to designated circumstances. Finally, the memo directs that parole and release be used "sparingly" and reaffirms policy on "unaccompanied alien children." [ID #253]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 21, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Detention Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE

Prior Policies

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