Date AnnouncedDec. 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.
Effective Date of ChangeDec. 29, 2020
Biden Administration ActionMarch 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
Subject Matter: Minors
Agencies Affected: ICE