ICE lawyers told to dismiss low-priority cases in order to clear
Biden authority will potentially clear hundreds of thousands of deportation and asylum cases pending before travel courts.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent out a memo control its lawyers to review cases and try to clear low-priority cases under enforcement guidelines the authority created last year. Currently, there is a backlog of 1.7 million cases.
By clearing low-priority cases,
The American Immigration Lawyers Association estimates this would include at least 700,000 low-priority cases, total about 40 percent of the backlog.
ICE has not released their estimate of