Express deportations during the global pandemic
Since the arrival of the Coronavirus in North American territory, the US government has allowed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) to carry out express deportations without following established protocols.
The main reason why Trump’s administration allows mass deportations during the health crisis is to prevent immigrant detention centers around the country from becoming even more overcrowded.
In addition to that, the government presents other perspectives explaining the positive side of current deportations:
- It is the government’s duty to protect ICE employees by preventing more immigrants from entering the country.
- Deportations protect local resources during the health crisis.
- Government benefits should be offered only to the local population during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- No immigrant attempting to cross borders illegally should have the opportunity to obtain legal residence in the United States.
- The processes of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) are delayed because face-to-face services have been suspended for more than two months.
Deportations prevent job accumulation for USCIS employees and longer waiting time for immigrants.
On the other hand, the Trump government decided to temporarily suspend:
- Asylum and Refuge applications.
- Green Card applications.
Thus, ICE has government approval to deport almost immediately immigrants who currently arrive at the borders.
Now that the USCIS offices reopen, all services that have been temporarily suspended should start operating normally.
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Human Rights Watch calls on the US government to suspend deportations during the pandemic
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that fights for international human rights around the world.
Due to the fact that there are hundreds of confirmed cases of Coronavirus coming from the US’ deportation flights, this organization decided to make a public request to Trump’s government.
Some of the countries that have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among immigrants deported from North America are:
- El Salvador.
It is well known that these are third world countries and do not have enough local resources to counter the impact of the global pandemic.
Therefore, HRW made a petition to the US government calling for a moratorium on deportation processes to avoid spreading the virus to less favored territories.
The official statement declares: “With these reckless deportations, the (Donald) Trump Administration is contributing to the expansion of COVID-19 and endangering public health globally.”
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