On their first day in office, the Biden Administration announced a 100-day pause on most removals from the United States. The pause is meant to give the Department of Homeland Security time to conduct a department-wide review of policies and practices in immigration enforcement. During the review, the interim enforcement priorities will be:
The interim priorities are to be applied by DHS officers in making decisions including:
The interim enforcement priorities reflect an immediate departure from the Trump priorities, which were to seek removal in nearly all cases to the maximum extent allowable under the law (and sometimes beyond). The new priorities and the pause on removals may change the strategy for people in removal proceedings and for those filing applications to USCIS. If you are interested in discussing your case and what the new priorities might mean for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.
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