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ICE further limits asylum relief for children

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 29, 2020

    BuzzFeed reports that ICE's former Acting Director Tony Pham issued a memo requiring ICE officials to "review whether an immigrant child is still “unaccompanied” each time they encounter the minor." [ID #1273]

    See Biden administration action below.

  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 29, 2020
  3. Biden Administration Action

    March 4, 2021

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

    BuzzFeed reports that on March 4, 2021 ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson sent an email rescinding the policy “effective immediately . . . [to] prevent the loss of procedural and legal safeguards created by Congress that were designed to keep [unaccompanied immigrant children] safe.”

    2021.03.04 The Biden Administration Has Canceled A Trump-Era Policy That Made It Harder For Immigrant Children To Get Asylum

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