ICE to start nationwide deportation efforts this year
Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 3:16 pm
A statement coming from United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was released on Monday, January 4. In it, Johnson stated that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started “nationwide enforcement operations to take into custody and return at a greater rate adults who entered [the United States] illegally with children.”
Johnson added that the deportation efforts would be focused on “adults and their children who were apprehended after May 1, 2014 crossing the southern border illegally; have been issued final orders of removal by an immigration court; and have exhausted appropriate legal remedies, and have no outstanding appeal or claim for asylum or other humanitarian relief under our laws.”
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