On March 27, 2010 James M. Chaparro, Director of Detention and Removal Operations, sent out a memo to local ICE directors, asking that they encourage local partner law enforcement agencies to step up their detention and removal operations. In the memo, Chaparro says that their concentration on removing felons has made ICE fall behind on their quota for deportations for year 2010. So, his answer is to arrest, process, and deport not just felons. This shows how ICE is deviating from its supposed mission and that 287(g) is now more of a quota system.
On April 23, 2010 ICE officials in Washington DC, sent out a Media Plan to local partners, detailing how ICE will combat and undermine May 1 events around the country. This memo details ICE's misinformation media campaign for the week leading to May 1 events.April 23, 2010
On June 30, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency issued a memo outlining its ”Priorities for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Aliens” in the controversial Secure Communities program. The priorities outlined indicate a shift in focus from pre-conviction removals to post-conviction removals. While the memo appears to narrow the scope of this ICE program that further involves local and state law enforcement agencies in federal immigration enforcement, rights groups are skeptical.