How to Stop ICE’s Arbitrary Practice

A concerning trend has developed in the last several years: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to detain noncitizens for months after they win immigration relief that prohibits ICE from deporting them to their home countries. ICE detains these noncitizens while it purportedly—but rarely, if ever, successfully—attempts to deport them to alternative countries to which they have no connection.

Read the policy brief.

This policy brief summarizes ICE’s existing policy and practices for post-relief detention and recommends an updated national policy that will ensure noncitizens who do not have a connection to an alternative country are promptly released from custody upon being granted relief from deportation.