ICE Memo on Priorities for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Aliens


ICE released a memo highlighting in order the priority of order it should use to apprehend and especially detain individuals.

ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton noted that ICE "only has resources to remove approximately 400,000 aliens per year, less than 4 percent of the estimated illegal alien poplulation in the United States."  Secretary Morton went on to note given their limited ability, ICE must prioritize its enforcement and detention policies.  A three priority system was articulated in the memo.

To read the memo, courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), click: John Morton 2010 ICE Prioirty Enforcement Memo