DHS Issues 100 Day Deportation Pause

Alfredo Cuadros


Starting Friday, January the 22nd the U.S.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin a 100 day pause on deportations of non citizens ordered for removal. 

Acting Secretary of DHS David Pekoske signed a memorandum of understanding directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection along with relevant agencies to review and reset enforcement polices. 

They say this pause should give the department time re-evaluates its priorities and ensure a “fair and effective imigration enforcement system.”

Although the pause may mean less deportations, the agencies will be able to continue removing individuals on certain criteria such as threat level, those who arrived into the U.S. after November of 2020, and those that voluntarily leave the country.  

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