ICE Can Now Implement Expedited Deportations Across the US

ICE may Now Deport Immigrants Rapidly

ICE’s duties

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has several branches with different tasks that seek to protect the American population and the sovereignty of the nation. One of the most important branches of DHS is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

Nowadays, ICE is a linchpin of the Trump administration, which has the constant purpose of reducing illegal immigration by increasing border protection and conducting operations to detain undocumented immigrants, who managed to cross the borders without prior authorization.

Therefore, ICE conducts exhaustive investigations to locate undocumented immigrants across the US. Normally, the federal agency takes them to immigration detention centers, where they must wait for their deportation proceedings to be completed or appeal their cases in order to legally reside in the country.

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ICE now has the power to expedite deportations

Before President Trump took office in 2017, local immigration law stated that ICE had the power to expel undocumented immigrants if they were detained within 100 miles from the borders and if they had resided in the US for two weeks or less.

However, in 2019, the Trump administration announced a policy that allowed ICE to quickly deport undocumented immigrants who have resided in the US for up to two years.

A federal court had blocked this policy, but in June 2020, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit removed restrictions and allowed the Trump administration to implement this policy around the US.

This policy does not allow undocumented immigrants to have a hearing with a local judge before deportation, but must return to their countries through an expedited removal proceeding.

ICE has already started implementing this rule in recent operations, according to a BuzzFeed News report. Also, according to several internal emails, ICE employees must first verify that immigrants are eligible for the express deportation policy before initiating the process.

In addition to that, immigrants who resided in the US before the policy went into effect in July 2019 are not subject to it. There are other exceptions to the rule such as whether immigrants were victims of a crime or have a “mental competency” condition.

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Request your legal documentation in the US

Due to the stance of the Trump administration when it comes to immigration, undocumented foreigners are going through pretty dire circumstances.

Therefore, it is imperative to follow legal parameters and avoid putting your future at risk. The best recommendation for you to achieve your immigration goals is to have the constant accompaniment of experts, who are up to date with current immigration policies and can guide you towards the success of your application.

Our team of experts is ready to guide you through your immigration journey in the US and help you obtain  your legal documentation in the shortest time possible.

If you have any questions about an immigration issue or relating to a case you may have currently in progress, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for a FREE Phone Consultation with one of our expert immigration attorneys.

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