Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions Inside Courthouses (January 10, 2018) [pdf]

Superseded by: This policy issued by U.S. immigration and Customs (ICE) enforcement sets out policies regarding civil immigration enforcement at federal, state and local courthouses. This policy requires that ICE immigration enforcement officers will only conduct civil immigration enforcement at court houses against immigrants who are targeted for immigration enforcement due to criminal convictions, gang membership, national security, public safety threats or when the immigrant has been ordered removed from the United States. Persons accompanying the targeted immigrant to court including family members and friends will generally not be subject to immigration enforcement. Civil enforcement is to be avoided in non-criminal court cases include family law cases and civil cases and require prior supervisory approval.