In addition to ordering a 100 day halt on deportations for many undocumented immigrants, President Biden has also issued an executive order that revokes elements of the Trump administration’s enforcement guidelines while also establishing new priorities. The Department of Homeland Security will be surging resources to the border in order to ensure safe, legal and orderly processing, to rebuild fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process, to adopt appropriate public health guidelines and protocols, and to prioritize responding to threats to national security, public safety, and border security  The policy of the new Biden Administration will be to protect national and border security, address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border, and ensure public health and safety.  Adherence to due process of law is critical as the country safeguards the dignity and well-being of all families and communities.  The Biden Administration will reset the policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws to align enforcement with these values and priorities.

Revocation. The Trump administrations Executive Order 13768 of January 25, 2017 (Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States), has been revoked.  The Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and the heads of any other relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall review any agency actions developed pursuant to Executive Order 13768 and take action, including issuing revised guidance, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, that advances the new policy goals.

If you or a family member have an outstanding removal order or have any questions about how the new executive actions may impact your case, please don’t hesitate to call North County Immigration at 760-233-0800 or 1-877-IMMIGR8 to schedule a consultation.