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ICE Agents Directed to Avoid Deporting Veterans and their Families.

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ICE will consider military service before pursuing deportation

California Immigration Attorney

The Biden administration 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 instructing the agency’s officials to consider prior U.S. military service as a “significant mitigating factor that weighs against” placing immigrants in deportation proceedings.
A decision to place a veteran or service member in deportation proceedings must be approved first by top ICE officials.
Further,
The memo stated that ICE will not seek to deport active-duty U.S. service members, “absent significant aggravating factors being present in the case.”

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ICE agents directed to generally avoid deporting military veterans and their families

A 2019 government watchdog report found that ICE didn’t know how many U.S. military veterans it had deported because of inconsistent record-keeping.