Tag Archives: ICE

Biden Administration Ends Workplace Immigration Raids

Alejandro Mayorkas

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities to end the practice of workplace deportation raids. In a memo to immigration agency officials, Mayorkas outlined new enforcement priorities that aim to target employers that exploit unauthorized immigrants. “The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting …

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Immigration Order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s controversial order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants, ruling that it is likely to be found unconstitutional in a blow to Abbott’s immigration policy agenda. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas also ruled that …

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ICE To No Longer Detain Pregnant Or Nursing Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would no longer detain pregnant or nursing women. This new policy is an expansion of former President Barack Obama‘s rules regarding pregnant women. The policy states that ICE should not “detain, arrest, or take into custody” those …

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President Biden Nominates Texas Sheriff For ICE Director

President Joe Biden will nominate Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If confirmed, Gonzalez will be the first politically appointed director. Gonzalez, who has a decades-long career in law enforcement, was elected as sheriff of Harris County in 2016. He is …

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