11 Feb Pres. Biden directs ICE to stop deportation of illegal immigrants
By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano
President Biden directs the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants. In addition, he wanted a 100 days moratorium on deportation. Only those who are threat to our national security and public safety should be deported.
Press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security would release new guidelines directing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to shift its focus away from illegal immigrants collared for crimes including driving under the influence, tax fraud, simple assault, drug offenses and solicitation.
“The priority for the enforcement of immigration laws will be on those who are posing a national security threat, of course, a public safety threat, and new arrivals,” Psaki said. “Nobody is saying that DUIs or assaults are acceptable behavior and those arrested for such activities should be tried and sentenced as appropriate by local law enforcement, but we’re talking about prioritization of who should be deported from the country,” she went on.
Psaki said the change came from President Biden, who felt “modernization of immigration is long overdue.”
This announcement is the latest immigration reform by the Biden administration, which is also seeking to offer a pathway to citizenship to the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday announced that the Biden administration had begun suspending Trump-era migration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras limiting the ability of asylum seekers from those countries to gain entry to the United States.
“In line with the president’s vision, we have notified the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that the United States is taking this action as efforts to establish a cooperative, mutually respectful approach to managing migration across the region begin,” Blinken said in a statement.
“The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region,” he added.
Illegal immigrants may now come out in confidence and they will not be arrested or deported. They may also seek to have vaccination for free. The Biden Administration is following the pro-immigration policies of the Obama administration with regards to illegal immigrants.
Note: This is not a legal advice.
1. For the month of January 2021, we received from USCIS approvals of two relative petitions, one fiancée visa petition and one removal of condition on residence petition.
2. For the month of November and December 2020, we received approvals of four K-1 Fiancé visa, five green card applications and one I-601 Hardship waiver.
3. For the month of October 2020, we received from USCIS seven approvals of Family petitions, and one Removal of Condition on residence.
If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Chris Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers. He practices immigration law, bankruptcy and personal injury law since June 1999. His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email: info@CCLlaw.net