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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Expands Expedited Removal Program

On July 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice indicating its intention to expand a fast track deportation program called “Expedited Removal.” The expansion of this program means that certain individuals who have been living in the United States for less than two years are at risk of being deported from the United States without seeing an immigration judge.

Starting October 2020, this rapid deportation program can now be used anywhere in the United States (so not only 100 miles from the border). This program can be used to remove people who entered the United States without documentation who have not been properly admitted or paroled into the United States.

To ensure our community members and loved ones’ safety, it is important to understand what expedited removal is and how to protect ourselves and our loved ones best. For more information about expedited removal and how to get free legal advice if you have questions, click here.