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USCIS coordinates with ICE to arrest individuals at interviews

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 13, 2018

    Discovery produced in litigation reveals coordination between USICIS and ICE to arrest individuals with final orders of removal who have sought to obtain lawful status through an I-130 petition (based on a family relationship) and provisional waiver regulations that permit waivers of grounds of inadmissibility. In particular, USCIS alerts ICE when these individuals submit I-130s, and USCIS schedules in-person interviews with the intent of ICE making an arrest at that point. ICE states that Executive Order 13768 requires them to seek to arrest these individuals.

    [ID #350]

    Go to article on Reported in lawsuit documents
  2. Effective Date

    August 13, 2018

Current Status

Partially in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

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