Any detainees the U.S. believes should remain in custody will be transferred elsewhere, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in announcing the move, which had been sought by immigrant advocates.
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Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 to establish minimum security standards for licenses and prevent federal agencies from accepting identification cards that don't meet minimum standards. The deadline for full implementation has been repeatedly moved in the years since.
Here's where President Joe Biden stands on some of his key promises as he rounds out his first 100 days in office.
"We will dig out of the cruelty of the past administration," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.
Mayorkas is expected to lead a broad policy overhaul of an agency that was accused of being deeply politicized as it carried out President Donald Trump's initiatives on immigration and law enforcement.
The day before Biden takes office, his nominees for secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, director of national intelligence, defense secretary and secretary of Homeland Security will appear before Senate committees to be considered for their respective roles.
President-elect Joe Biden will introduce key members of his Cabinet and national security team during an event in Wilmington, Delaware, Tuesday afternoon.