Eliminación Acelerada: Lo Que Necesita Saber

Imagínate esto, estás caminando por la calle haciendo tus mandados. Eres indocumentado. Un agente de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) o de Aduanas y Patrulla Fronteriza (CBP) te detiene, o un oficial de policía te detiene y le llama a ICE o CBP para verificar tu estado migratorio. No cuentas con algún documento que…
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Expedited Removal: What You Need to Know

Picture this, you are walking on the street minding your own business. You’re undocumented. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent stops you, or a police officer stops you and calls ICE or CBP to check on your status. You have nothing on your person showing you’ve been the…
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The Immigration System in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned many U.S. government functions inside-out and the immigration system is no exception. Here is a brief rundown of the ongoing situation with each relevant immigration agency as of May 7, 2020. USCIS: USCIS Service Centers are fully operational. Applicants may submit all types of petitions and applications, which will be…
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Reform, Not Fingerprinting Parents, Would Ensure the Safety of Child Refugees

A traveler arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday uses the new US-VISIT mechanism that records all 10 fingerprint images. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection. In response to a February Senate hearing on immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) submitted a policy proposal that would require every person claiming…
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“Enforcement First” Policy Based on Fear, Not Facts

Photo courtesy of Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons A common thread connecting the messages of many anti-immigration reform supporters is the notion that the US-Mexico border is a porous, lawless no man’s land through which criminals and terrorists freely flow. This underlines a policy position commonly held by elected officials,…
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