Alert: Immigration Information & Updates
UPDATED: Feb. 21, 2017—Today, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, issued two memos implementing executive orders previously issued by President Trump related to immigration enforcement. (NOTE: these memos do not pertain to the separate so-called “travel ban” executive order).
Memos & Q&As:
- Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies
- Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest
- DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
- DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
Significantly, the Q&As make clear that: 1) the memos do not affect recipients of DACA; and 2) colleges continue to qualify as “sensitive locations,” which limits the immigration enforcement activities that can occur on campuses. We will continue to work with immigration law experts to evaluate the practical effects of these new memos.
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