Expedited removal is the process of removing a non-citizen from the United States without a hearing before an immigration judge. This is contrasted with normal removal proceedings which involve a hearing before an immigration judge to determine first the non-citizen's removability and then, if removable, any eligibility for relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA").
Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") no longer prioritizes who they go after when seeking the removal of a non-citizen from the United States. Previously, there had been levels of priority, establishing a system that tried to ensure the limited and valuable government resources available were used to target criminals and terrorists first, before going after long-time undocumented immigrants with family ties and no criminal history. That is no longer the case.
Under federal law, certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers cannot execute search warrants. They also cannot enter your residence to serve an arrest warrant. So what do you do if ICE is outside your door? To understand your options, you need to know a little history about the agency.
There are Nashville ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents in Nashville. The Enforcement and Removal Office ("ERO") is in charge of arresting and detaining non-U.S. citizens subject to deportation. We met face to face with ICE ERO and learned what tactics they are using in their day-to-day operations. Read more to find out.
Trump's immigration executive order (EO) outlined new priorities for enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.