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January 04, 2023

ABA releases primer on immigration enforcement at the border

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2023 – The American Bar Association Commission on Immigration has released a primer on immigration enforcement mechanisms at the U.S. border.

The 28-page handbook explains various methods used by the federal government to enforce immigration law at the U.S. southern border, with links to applicable laws, policies, court decisions, and recent developments.

The primer includes looks at current policies, such as Title 42, credible fear interviews and the family group dedicated docket, as well as prior enforcement policies, such as metering, the third country asylum rule and Remain in Mexico (the Migrant Protection Protocols). The reference handbook will be updated throughout the year.

The primer is available for free online here. For more information on the ABA Commission on Immigration, journalists may contact Marc Davis at [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.