October 25, 2011, New York : "Last night, Judge Shira
Scheindlin ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency
to publicly disclose by November 1 a previously withheld internal
memorandum that advocates believe will shed light on the agency’s legal
"Defendants are ordered to release the final version of the October 2 Memorandum, redacting only the final paragraph of page 3 and its accompanying footnote, which are covered by the deliberative process privilege. Defendants are also ordered to release all earlier drafts of the October 2 Memorandum...
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must turn over an internal memo
that could reveal the agency's legal justification for mandating the
so-called Secure Communities deportation program, a federal judge ruled. ... To "adopt a legal position while shielding from public view the...
Washington Square Legal Services, Inc.
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New York, New York 10012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2012
Contact: Nancy Morawetz, 212-998-6451
Jessica Chicco, 616-552-9261
"In 2010, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told his staff to focus on deporting the most dangerous and violent undocumented immigrants. But an investigation by The Chicago Reporter found little change in the percentage of these deportations since then—nationally...
Thanks to a FOIA request filed for LexisNexis by Steve Yale-Loehr , this April 5, 2011 ICE memo has been uncovered.
ICE Policy # 11009.1 April 5, 2011
Maybe DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson missed this episode of Sesame Street. His November 20, 2014 memo to ICE, CBP and USCIS specifies three tiered priorities for the "Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." At the top, Priority 1 (threats to national security, border security...