When a foreign-born individual within the United States is about to be deported, they aren’t immediately sent on a flight back to their original country. Instead, they are granted an initial hearing before an immigration judge. However, there are some cases where the Department of Homeland Security deems that a person with no immigration status should be deported immediately without a hearing. This is also called the “expedited removal” process.
In this post, the leading name in immigration law, The Costas Network Law Center, shares the important things you need to know about the expanded expedited removal process.
This process was created back in 1996 by the IIRAIRA to speed up the removal process for the US Customs and Border Protection to deport undocumented individuals to their home country in a matter of hours or days. However, not all persons without documentation are instantly a target of expedited removal. Before this judgment is cast, an immigration officer must deem an individual as inadmissible to the US if they:
Committed fraud, tampered, or misrepresented material facts. This includes falsifying US citizenship or entry documents.
Entered the United States without valid entry documents, such as a visa, passport, or crosser card.
Your immigration attorney will tell you that you have the right to remain silent. However, this can be difficult, but do know that you have the right not to give the DHS personal information. For more details, please look at page 2 of the Immigrant Defense Project’s handout.
It depends on a few circumstances. If you’re in an immigration court, you need to carry a copy of your hearing notice provided to you by the court. If you were allowed in the country by an immigration officer, you need to show proof of admission or parole. This is also known as the Arrival/Departure Record, or the Form I-94.
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