New ICE Deportation Policy

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released information on their new relaxed deportation policy. This new policy mainly affects immigrants who are married or related to US citizens and legal residents. Before this policy was instated, if an immigrant was going through deportation proceedings they would automatically be deported even if they had pending petitions. Now with this new rule, the proceedings are stopped if the person is qualified for a green card. There is one stipulation that ICE created to the policy, in order to benefit the immigrant can not be a convicted criminal. This helps ensure and carry out ICE’s number one focus of “removal of criminal aliens and those who pose a danger to national security.”