Immigration Lawyers Critical of US Attorney General

Immigration Lawyers are increasingly leery of new US Justice Department
Policies attempting to limit availability of aliens contesting deportation
after serving time in prison. In the past criminal defendants who are also
undocumented immigrants could be released after serving time and thereafter
proceed to an Immigration Court in their local communities where they have
family support. Our immigration attorneys have experience fighting
deportation for our clients in immigration court as well as in criminal
courts in Reno, Las Vegas, Sparks, Carson City, Las Vegas and Humboldt and
Storey County, Nevada. Below is an excerpt on this issue:

Attorney General Sessions Announces Expansion and Modernization of
Program to Deport Criminal Aliens Housed in Federal Correctional Facilities

“We owe it to the American people to ensure that illegal ali
ens who have been convicted of crimes and are serving
time in our federal prisons are expeditiously removed from
our country as the law requires,” said Attorney General
Sessions. “This expansion and modernization of the Institut
ional Hearing Program gives us the tools to continue
making Americans safe again in their communities.”
The expansion and modernization of the IHP program will
occur in the following three ways:

1) ICE, BOP, and EOIR will expand the number of active
facilities with the program to a total of 14 BOP and 6
BOP contract facilities; 2) EOIR and BOP will increase each facility’s VTC
capabilities and update existing infrastructure to aid in the
ability to conduct removal proceedings; and 3) EOIR and ICE will finalize a
new and uniform intake policy. EOIR and ICE expect to have reached
agreement on this new intake process by April 6, 2017.

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