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  • Purveyor (2633 posts)
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    Exclusive: Immigration Judges Headed To 12 U.S. Cities To Speed Deportations

    Fri Mar 17, 2017 | 6:09pm EDT

    By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON
    The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.

    How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deployment.

    The targeted cities are New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona. They were chosen because they are cities which have high populations of illegal immigrants with criminal charges, the officials said.

    A spokeswoman for the Justice Department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review, which administers immigration courts, confirmed that the cities have been identified as likely recipients of reassigned immigration judges, but did not elaborate on the planning.

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-judges-exclusive-idUSKBN16O2S6

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  • PennLawyer (2091 posts)
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    1. "(W)hether they have been found guilty OR NOT.

    Look, all illegal immigrants are subject to deportation.  The critical difference from the Obama administration is that it gave priority to those who had been convicted of a crime.  This new policy applies to anyone arrested who cannot prove they are in the country legally (green card/visa/stamped passport/etc.)   And if someone has entered the country illegally, they are already guilty of a crime, so it makes sense not to go to the expense and effort of incarceration and criminal trial in cases where there are already grounds for deportation.

    Under an executive order signed by Trump in January, illegal immigrants with pending criminal cases are regarded as priorities for deportation whether they have been found guilty or not.

    That is a departure from former President Barack Obama’s policy, which prioritized deportations only of those convicted of serious crimes.

    • Mom Cat (8770 posts)
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      2. But if they just went up and deported them there would be no profit in

      detention centers. Gotto keep the donors gravy train rolling!

           NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
    • vattel (1301 posts)
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      3. They shouldn't be deported at all. I agree with Bernie that the best path

      forward is not to deport anyone who is not a serious threat.  Showing compassion to those who are just trying to get by is the better course.

      • GivingItToYouStraight (752 posts)
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        4. My line in the sand is deport anyone who stole

        someone’s SS# and identity, like mine was. It caused problems for me for years afterwards, so I have zero compassion for anyone who does that.

        • vattel (1301 posts)
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          5. That's a serious crime. So I am sympathetic to your point of view.

          But the Donald is seeking to deport people not convicted of any crime, and he wants to deport nearly everyone who crossed a border illegally.  That is lacking in compassion IMHO.

        • leveymg (2714 posts)
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          6. If they worked and paid taxes w/your SS#, they only added to your SS account.

          I think you may be conflating that with Credit Card Identity Theft, which is a very problematic but usually is not associated with undocumented immigrants.