Guidelines on civil immigration law

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Philippine Star

In what has been described as “…a dramatic shift in US immigration enforcement policy that will likely spare most undocumented immigrants who have lived in the US for years,” on Sept. 30, 2021, Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, issued new guidelines for the enforcement of civil immigration law, which are to become effective on Nov. 29, 2021. This memo provides guidance to DHS for the “apprehension and removal of non-citizens.” More importantly, it provides guidance or a framework for DHS exercising prosecutorial discretion, which is basically the governm…

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