DHS Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas Announces New Immigration Enforcement Priorities (September 30, 2021) [pdf]

DHS press release announcing the shift in immigration enforcement to cases in which following an individualized assessment that takes into account the totality of the circumstances DHS officials believe the person who is subject to the enforcement action poses a threat to national security, a current threat to public safety or threatens border security. Being undocumented in the United States will no longer be by itself sufficient reason for an enforcement action absent a national security, public safety, or border security concern. Importantly this policy is designed to deter immigration enforcement officials from responding to tips from employers, and landlords who seek to have workers or tenants removed in retaliation for complaints about working or living conditions.