Wednesday, April 28, 2021

DHS Announces New Guidance to Immigration Enforcement Actions In or Near Courthouse


A few years back in the days of President Trump, Jennifer Chacon wrote in "California v. DOJ on Immigration Enforcement," about the growing tension between states like California and Washington, where ICE officials have begun to regularly appear at courthouses to conduct immigration arrests. These arrests have triggered an exchange between the chief justices of the supreme courts of California and Washington on one hand, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security  Secretary Kelly on the other.

Today, the Biden administration announced a change in policy.  See 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."

Click the announcement above for details.


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