US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC, on November 16, 2021. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Weaker Enforcement Against Illegal Immigrants Starts Under Mayorkas Order

By Zachary Stieber | Epoch Times

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines stipulating that illegal immigrants should be arrested only if they pose a threat took effect this week.

The guidelines were imposed by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The policies are being challenged in court.

Mayorkas said ICE agents shouldn’t move against a person illegally in the United States unless they first obtain and review the person’s entire criminal record, administrative record, and any other investigative information available.