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Government suspends expedited removal policy that prevented immigrants from appearing before a judge 


This procedure was expanded during Trump's term to deport, without the intervention of an immigration court, those who had been in the country for less than two years.

The Administration chaired by Joe Biden has suspended a method of expedited removal of immigrants promoted by former President Donald Trump and maintained by the Democrat after his arrival at the White House in January, which prevented immigrants from even appearing before a judge to dispute their deportation. .

"The Department of Homeland Security's review of the expanded expedited removal is ongoing.

This particular application has been used in a very small number of cases under the Biden Administration and will not be used in the future until the review is complete," he reported. a federal spokesperson to the news portal BuzzFeed News, the first to report on the matter.

Migrants expelled to Mexico under Title 42 at the El Paso International Bridge on September 9, 2021.JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ / REUTERS

From January to the end of August, immigration officials claimed that they had deported

four immigrants under this policy, including one person in Dallas and another who had entered the country through Texas in late June.

This method was launched in 1996 and expanded in 2004 to remove from the country those who were arrested within 100 miles or less of a border, and during the first 14 days of stay in the United States.

It was toughened up by the Donald Trump administration under its zero tolerance policy in 2019

to expel any undocumented migrant who had been in the country for less than two years.

This reform was blocked that same year by a federal judge and ratified in October 2020 by the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, just before the presidential elections.

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According to federal records consulted by the aforementioned media, 17 immigrants were deported in this way since the implementation of the measure in October 2020 and January 2021, when Trump left the White House.

Restoration of deportations

On July 26, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would submit this procedure to migrant families who did not request asylum at the border or did not meet the requirements to obtain it, thus hardening Title 42, which already allows the immediate expulsion of most of those who arrive at the border claiming the risk they pose in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement came amid a massive influx of immigrants to the southern border, the largest increase

in 20 years, according to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

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The announcement drew criticism from pro-immigrant activists, who considered that this norm added to

Title 42 puts the lives of asylum seekers who arrive at the border at risk. 

Mayorkas has nevertheless defended Title 42, ensuring that it is not an "immigration policy" and that it will continue to apply as long as the "need for public health" is maintained.

Source: telemundo

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