New ICE Detainee Transfer Policy

"This Directive establishes new prioritized transfer determinations that are meant to minimize, to the extent possible, detainee transfers outside the area of responsibility and to provide cost savings to the agency. This Directive consolidates and revises existing policies on how field offices make detainee transfer determinations and conducts transfers out of the Area of Responsibility (AOR). Transfers of detainees within the AOR are not covered by this Directive." - ICE, Jan. 4, 2012.