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POTUS issues memorandum ending "catch and release" at the border

  1. Date Announced

    April 6, 2018

    Presidential Memo ends alleged "catch and release" policy at the border in keeping with Executive Order 13767. The memo directs DHS, in coordination with DOD, DOJ, and HHS, to submit a report to the President detailing all measures that have been and are being taken to end "catch and release" practices. Within 45 days, the Departments will submit a report outlining past and ongoing efforts to end “catch and release.” Another report will be submitted within 75 days detailing what additional resources or authorities are needed to finally and fully achieve this goal.

    [ID #313]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 6, 2018
  3. Biden Administration Action

    February 4, 2021

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

    On February 5, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order revoking Executive Order 13767.

    Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework To Address the Causes of Migration, To Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and To Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE USCIS ORR AG

Prior Policies

Biden Administration Action

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