NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, welcomes
the July 13 announcement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that,
moving forward, “ICE will generally not detain mothers with children, absent a
threat to public safety or national security, if they have received a positive
finding for credible or reasonable fear and the individual has provided a verifiable
residential address.” This continues to build on the reforms announced by ICE
in May and Secretary Jeh Johnson in June, and serves as an important and
significant step forward in implementing these changes.