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Immigration Law

ICE Directive: Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults

ICE, July 14, 2022

"...It is the policy of ICE to ensure that the agency’s civil immigration enforcement activities do not unnecessarily disrupt or infringe upon the parental or guardianship rights of noncitizen parents or legal guardians of minor children or incapacitated adults, consistent with all legal obligations and applicable court orders. The specific individuals to whom the policies and procedures contained in this Directive apply are noncitizen parents or legal guardians who are: 1) primary caretakers or have custody of minor child(ren) or incapacitated adults in the United States, without regard to the dependent’s citizenship or immigration status; and/or 2) those who have a direct interest in family or probate court, guardianship, or child welfare proceedings involving a minor or incapacitated adult, without regard to the dependent’s citizenship or immigration status (herein referred to as “Covered Individuals”). ..."