ICE will consider military service before pursuing deportation
Avoid Deporting Veterans to Families. The Biden cabinet has directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to generally avoid deporting U.S. military veterans or service members and their immediate family. ICE head Tae Johnson sent a memo direct the organization officials to consider prior U.S. military service as a “significant mitigating factor that weighs against” placing immigrants to avoid deporting. In an interview Tuesday, ICE chief of staff Jason Houser said the May 23 is “not a total ban” on placing immigrant veterans or service members in deportation proceedings. In most cases, migrant must be permanent U.S. local to join the armed services.