Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

New Department of Homeland Security Policies: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

DHS Secretary John F. Kelly issued a new policy memo that offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests.

This memorandum implements the Executive Order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” issued by the President on January 25, 2017. It constitutes guidance for all Department personnel regarding the enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States. and is applicable to the activities of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As such, it should inform enforcement and removal activities, detention decisions. administrative litigation, budget requests and execution. and strategic planning.

[Read the memo signed by DHS Secretary Kelly on new policies for Department of Homeland Security]

About The Author

Chad Brandt

Chad M. Brandt, the People’s Immigration Lawyer, is the owner and founder of Brandt Immigration. Attorney Brandt has extensive litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients in Immigration and Federal Courts. Mr. Brandt devotes a substantial portion of his immigration practice to deportation defense, both in Immigration Court and before deportation officers at Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) Detention and Removal Offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Brandt also regularly represents individuals, families, and businesses in an expansive array of interviews and appearances before immigration officials.

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