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DHS Statement on the Expiration of 100-day Removal Pause

Acting Secretary David Pekoske signed a memorandum entitled Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities.  In part, that memorandum directed DHS to immediately pause the execution of final orders of removal for certain noncitizens for 100 days beginning no later than January 22, 2021

DHS Announces New Guidance to Limit ICE and CBP Civil Enforcement Actions In or Near Courthouse

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to place new limits on civil immigration enforcement actions in or near courthouses.  Acting Director of ICE Tae Johnson and Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller have issued a memorandum to ICE and CBP personnel pertaining to the limited circumstances in which civil immigration enforcement actions may be carried out in or near a courthouse.

DHS Announces Rescission of Civil Penalties for Failure-to-Depart

At the direction of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescinded two delegation orders related to the collection of civil financial penalties for noncitizens who fail to depart the U.S., stating they run counter to the agency’s best interest.


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