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The new administration's sweeping changes to immigration policy won't be possible if the last minute Trump era contract isn't voided by February 17.
Acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli signed an 8 year contract with the 7,000-member National ICE Council.
"One clause in the contract requires homeland security leaders to obtain “prior affirmative consent” in writing from the union on changes to policies and functions affecting agents. It also appears to allow the ICE union to argue that it can reject changes such as Mr. Biden’s recent order to focus on violent criminals and not prioritize other undocumented immigrants."
New York Times
Under the contract, ICE can continue separating families, sweeping up citizens along with immigrants in workplace raids, etc.
Secretary Mayorkas must void this contract before 2/17,
otherwise it will control much of immigration policy on the ground for the next eight years.