[Ed. – Reminds me of when FDR personally set the dollar-to-gold ratio arbitrarily in the 1930s. “Hey, we’ll do this for 100 days. The number is completely arbitrary, but it sort of sounds like we must have a theory behind it.”]
“For 100 days, starting January 22, 2021, DHS will pause removals for certain noncitizens ordered deported to ensure we have a fair and effective immigration enforcement system focused on protecting national security, border security, and public safety,” acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said in a statement issued late Wednesday evening.
Pekoske said the suspension of deportations, which is likely to affect thousands, will allow the department to take stock of its immigration and border policies as the department leadership transitions between a Republican and Democratic administration. ICE removed 185,000 people in fiscal 2020, which ended Sept. 30, 2020, marking the lowest rate in a decade.