The federal agency announces a radical change and ensures that it will review the files of those cases that are requested by lawyers to adjust them to Biden’s new priorities.
The Immigration and Customs Office (ICE) said Friday that it will review deportation cases to adjust them to the new priorities stipulated by the Joe Biden government.
“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ERO) Operations (ERO) Announces the Record Review (ICR) Process for Individuals Who Believe Their Case Does Not Align with Execution, Detention, and Deportation Priorities ”The agency said in a statement.
The announcement adds that the new process is being developed in line with “efforts to promote the development of an orderly immigration system that treats people humanely while ensuring national security, border security and public safety.”
During the Trump administration (January 2017 to January 2021) ICE directed operations under a severe list of deportation priorities that ranged from foreigners who committed serious crimes to undocumented presence in the country, which until Obama constituted a lack of character civil not criminal.
How will they do it
The agency said that the new ICR process offers a new channel through which non-citizens (a term the government uses to refer to foreigners who do not have legal presence in the country or are undocumented) and their representatives (lawyers) “can request that ICE exercise its procedural discretion on behalf of an individual non-citizen and also to resolve questions and concerns in accordance with the law, policy and the interests of justice ”.
“ICE is dedicated to providing multiple lines of communication for non-citizens or their representatives to discuss individual cases,” said Tae D. Johnson, acting director of the agency. citizens and their representatives request an additional review of the individual facts and circumstances of their case in light of ICE’s priorities for execution, detention and deportation, offering additional transparency in the immigration process, “he said.
The agency further said that “persons requesting a review of a detention case should contact their local ERO office for initial consideration. Upon request, the cases will be reviewed further by a senior review officer who, when appropriate, will communicate the final resolution to the applicant.
“The cases of people detained in ICE custody or awaiting imminent deportation will be prioritized,” he said.