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The Center for Migration Studies
February 2, 2021

President Biden’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Former administrations prioritized removal of immigrants convicted of serious crimes, those who threatened national security, and recent border entrants. A 2019 analysis from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University on Trump-era enforcement found that “despite rising numbers of individuals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), fewer and fewer individuals who have committed and been convicted of serious crimes are among them.” The Trump administration’s enforcement priorities were so broad that they effectively set no priorities at all.

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