"Yesterday, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued new guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on civil immigration enforcement actions in or near protected areas. This first-ever Department-wide policy, replaces previous sensitive locations guidance including John Morton’s memorandum entitled, “Enforcement Actions at or Focused on Sensitive Locations” (ICE Directive No. 10029.2, dated October 24, 2011), and David Aguilar’s memorandum entitled, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection Enforcement Actions at or Near Certain Community Locations” (dated January 18, 2013). The April 27, 2021, Joint ICE and CBP Memorandum entitled “Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions in or Near Courthouses” remains in effect.

Effective immediately, enforcement actions should not be taken in or near a location that would restrain people’s access to essential services or engagement in essential activities."