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Report: DHS increasing deportation and detention of U-1 status applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 20, 2018

    Report: AP reports that DHS is increasing deportation and detention of U-1 status applicants, quoting immigration activists and attorneys. DHS has denied any programmatic changes. [ID #758]

    US deporting crime victims while they wait for U visa

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: U/T/VAWA Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • June 17, 2011 DHS Policy No. 10076.1, Director of ICE: In most cases concerning an immigrant who is a crime victim and does not pose security concerns, have a serious criminal history or threaten public safety, “exercising favorable discretion, such as release from detention and deferral or a stay of removal generally, will be appropriate.” Prosecutorial Discretion: Certain Victims, Witnesses, and Plaintiffs


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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