The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and re-designated Syria for Temporary
Feb. 12, 2021
Biden Administration Announces It Will Review the Deportations of Veterans and Military Family Members
The Biden Administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be reviewing the removals of veterans and military family members.
According to a 2019 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, about 250 veterans were either deported or placed in removal proceedings between 2013 and 2018. When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers encounter a potentially deportable veteran, their own policies require them to take additional steps. The report found, however, that ICE did not consistently implement those policies and has not developed a policy to identify and document all military veterans it places in removal proceedings.
On February 4, 2021, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced
A group of Democratic Senators, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have introduced the