Federal Agencies, Agency Memos & Announcements

DHS Acting Secretary Issues Memorandum on Immigration Enforcement Policies

1/20/21 AILA Doc. No. 21012136. Prosecutorial Discretion, Removal & Relief
On September 30, 2021, DHS issued updated guidance on the enforcement of civil immigration law. Guidance is effective on November 29, 2021, and will at that time rescind prior civil immigration guidance.

Acting DHS Secretary Pekoske issued a memorandum directing DHS components to conduct a review of immigration enforcement policies, and setting interim policies for civil enforcement during that review. Beginning 1/22/21, DHS will pause removals of certain noncitizens ordered deported for 100 days.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21012136.