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

  1. 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]

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

Prior Policies

  • 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

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