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ICE further limits asylum relief for children

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 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]

  2. Effective Date

    December 29, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    March 4, 2021

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

    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.”

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Current Status

Not in effect
March 4, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors
Agencies Affected: ICE

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