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New DHS Memo on Enforcement of Immigration Laws


All prior enforcement memos are rescinded except those dealing with issues when children were brought to the U.s.

No longer are certain foreign nationals  exempted from enforcement. 

The memo seems to now prioritize removability actions against those persons with crimes and fraud

The new priorities (which may be able to be fought in Court) are 1. those convicted of ANY criminal offense, 2. charged but not convicted, 3. committed acts which constitute a criminal offense, but no arrest or conviction, 4. committed fraud against the government, 5) abused any program to receive public benefits, 6) subject to final order of removal or 7) are deemed by an immigration officer to be a risk to public safety

Essentially – it leaves WIDE OPEN interpretation and attempts to remove foreign nationals who do not have removable offenses under the law.

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