New rules for ICE could reduce deportations

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  • New rules for ICE could reduce deportations
  • Biden administration’s new rules will focus on ‘threats’
  • The ICE that received strong criticism for its ‘harsh’ policies in the Trump term

New rules for ICE could reduce deportations and it is that the priorities in the application of the immigration laws of the United States will be less “aggressive” during the government of President Joe Biden.

The authorities will focus on those people who live in the country without legal authorization and pose a threat, in accordance with regulations revealed this Thursday.

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The guidelines set out a new course of action for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE), which received strong criticism under the Trump administration for arresting and deporting any immigrant with irregular status regardless of their criminal or criminal record. ties with the community, indicates The Associated Press.

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At government of Biden, ICE will apprehend and deport primarily those who are considered a threat to national security, have committed aggravated crimes, or have recently crossed the border illegally.

This ‘buries’ Trump’s immigration policies, but also makes it clear that “abolishing ICE,” which has become a slogan among some progressive groups, will not happen with Joe Biden in the White House.

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Trump, whose administration implemented hundreds of measures to restrict both legal and illegal immigration, ordered ICE to apprehend anyone living in the country without authorization.

In June 2019, Trump tweeted that ICE would begin “the process of deporting the millions of illegal immigrants who have found a way to enter the United States illegally.”

New rules for ‘limited’ resources

That never happened. Total deportations were higher during Barack Obama’s first presidential term than under the Trump administration, in part because many cities and states objected to cooperating with Trump’s ICE.

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The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, said the new rules are considered temporary until a permanent policy is presented in about three months.

In addition, they represent a smarter way to make use of limited resources in an agency that has about 20,000 employees, including agents and support personnel, indicates The Associated Press.

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“By focusing our limited resources on cases that pose threats to national security, border security, and public safety, our agency will execute its surveillance mission more skillfully and effectively,” said Tae Johnson, acting director of ICE.

“Like any local, state and federal security agency, we must prioritize our efforts to achieve maximum impact on security,” he added.

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ICE agents are ‘concerned’

ICE officials and agents have expressed concern in recent days about an order that allegedly limits their capabilities to conduct operations, said Jon Feere, a senior ICE adviser during the Trump administration.

Feere stressed that workplace raids, which occurred most frequently in the Trump administration, typically led to charges such as identity theft or fraud.

These would not be considered serious crimes but they are crimes worth pursuing in order to dismantle human trafficking networks and groups of traffickers.

The new rules will ‘protect’ thousands

The Immigration Policy Institute estimates that 87% of people who are not US citizens and live in the country without legal authorization would not enter the new rules.

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Officials from the Department of Homeland Security noted that the new rules do not specifically exempt anyone from being arrested or deported from the United States if they are in the country without legal authorization.

However, they establish a series of priorities for deportation, and agents and officials would need to obtain authorization to deal with cases that do not fall into the three main categories.

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