DHS issues new detention and deportation parameters

DHS issues new detention and deportation parameters On Thursday, September 30, 2021, DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued new guidance to enforce immigration law both at the borders and within the US, that is, to address irregular migration. Mayorkas openly states that the Department is aware that there are currently about 11…

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Court of Appeals reverses judge's order regarding ICE protocols

Court of Appeals reverses judge’s order regarding ICE protocols On Wednesday, September 15, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals halted a Texas federal judge’s order that blocked a series of parameters implemented by the Biden administration on ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) protocols. To understand the issue at hand, it is important to explain that…

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Guatemala hopes to end remote deportations

Guatemala hopes to end remote deportations During the last weeks of August, the controversy surrounding deportations from Mexico and the US increased, mainly because authorities in these countries sent dozens of migrants from Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador to Guatemala, where they know no one and have no safe place to go. Several immigrant rights…

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Texas judge blocks Biden's ICE guidelines

Biden’s guidelines for ICE officers Former President Trump’s administration used every resource and tool at its disposal to narrow the alternatives available to immigrants residing in the US undocumented, that is, individuals who crossed the borders without prior authorization or who remained in the country after their visas expired. To achieve this goal, the Trump…

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Mexico is sending migrants to Guatemala

Mexico is sending migrants to Guatemala There is currently a growing dissatisfaction among the American population related to the most alarming surge of illegal border crossings in decades. In the midst of this border situation, the Biden administration is feeling pressure from all corners and is trying to improve the situation using all the resources…

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ICE will no longer be able to detain crime victims

ICE will no longer be able to detain crime victims On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the Biden administration issued new guidance for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), which states that ICE agents will no longer be able to detain immigrants who have been victims of crimes, except under certain conditions and specific scenarios. It is…

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Immigration judges may shelve certain deportation cases again

The Trump administration barred judges from suspending certain deportation cases It is no secret that former President Donald Trump, who led the White House from January 2017 to January 2021, always had the firm intention to reduce immigration levels in the US in general, that is, both illegal and legal. To achieve this goal, the…

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The number of immigrants detained in ICE centers is growing

Immigrant arrests decreased amid global pandemic The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has several branches focused specifically and solely on the immigration sector. For instance, one of the entities in charge of enforcing immigration law is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), which conducts investigations and operations to detain undocumented immigrants, both in border territory and…

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The Biden administration plans to reorient ICE

ICE under the Trump administration ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is one of the branches of DHS (Department of Homeland Security), which is currently in charge of enforcing immigration law within the US. Among many other tasks, ICE: Supervises immigration detention centers across the country. Conducts investigations and operations to detain undocumented immigrants who might…

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Report reveals there are other alternatives to immigration detention

The US Detention and Deportation System Immigration is usually a very relevant issue among the American population because thousands of foreigners try to reach the US annually. However, more than legal immigration, the most particular and controversial issue is irregular immigration. Thousands of migrants try to enter the US without prior authorization and, because they…

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