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ICE modifies enforcement efforts during COVID-19

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 25, 2020

    ICE updated its guidance on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, ICE had stated that it would “exercise discretion to delay enforcement actions until after the crisis.” The modified policy states that the agency "can properly and safely carry out operations." The agency is focusing on "public safety threats and those subject to mandatory detention." [ID #1107]

    ICE - New COVID Guidance on Enforcement (Oct. 28, 2020)
  2. Effective Date

    September 25, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • March 18, 2020

    Previously, ICE had stated that it would “exercise discretion to delay enforcement actions until after the crisis” for those individuals who do not fall in the above categories. ICE also removed language concerning its sensitive locations policy. Previously, ICE had stated that it would “not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities.”

    Go to article on aila.org

Commentary

  • ICE reverses COVID-19 measure, says it will resume arresting non-criminal migrants

    U.S. immigration officials quietly announced they would resume regular apprehension and detention practices, an apparent reversal from an earlier temporary suspension of non-criminal enforcement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Go to article on miamiherald.com

Documents

Trump-Era Policy Documents

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