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Detention Policies

Policy Description Issued
ICE Directive 11064.2: Detention and Removal of Alien Parents or Legal Guardians (still in effect) The directive, “Facilitating Parental Rights in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions,” was revised and reissued, titled, “Detention and Removal of Alien Parents or Legal Guardians.” The revised directive supersedes the August 2013 issued directive, “Facilitating Parental Rights in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions.”

Additional information can be found at: ICE Detained Parents Directive.

August 2017
ICE Directive 11062.2: Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention and Intervention Issued a revised Directive on Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention and Intervention, initially released in May 2012. The original Directive delineated duties of agency employees for timely reporting, coordinated response and investigation, and effective monitoring of all incidents of sexual abuse or assault of individuals in ICE custody. The revised Directive incorporates additional requirements from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation titled, "Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities," 79 Fed. Reg. 13100 (Mar. 7, 2014). Among other things, the revisions to the Directive outline procedures by which ICE will make victim services available to victims of sexual assault, and establish requirements relating to accommodation of detainees with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
May 2014
ICE Directive 11065.1: Review of the Use of Segregation for ICE Detainees Issued a directive on "Review of the Use of Segregation for ICE Detainees," establishing requirements for ICE review and oversight of facility decisions to place detainees in segregated housing for over 14 days, or placements in segregation for any length of time in the case of detainees for whom heightened concerns exist based on the detainee's health or other special vulnerabilities. The Directive enhances reporting requirements for facilities concerning such cases, and requires ICE Field Offices and Headquarters to evaluate on an ongoing basis the appropriateness of continued placement in segregation, and to consider the availability of any potential housing or custodial alternatives. September 2013
Updated: 06/24/2021