A new training course conducted by the federal agency in charge of deportations in order to push prosecutors and immigration enforcement officers to focus their efforts on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. This new policy will result in speeding deportations of high-risk offenders while halting those of illegal immigrants with no criminal records and strong ties to the country. The training seminar challenges is now putting the discretion in the officers hands in deciding who should be deported which is using prosecutorial discretion to make more complex decisions than what has been required from them in the past. This will basically result in officers making nuanced decisions on when to initiate deportation proceedings and who those proceedings should be initiated against.
Being that immigration agencies have money for 400,000 removals each year, it is really important now more than ever for those who are undocumented with criminal cases pending against them to fight their cases vigorously. A good plea bargain will only get you so far. Once anyone who is undocumented steps a foot into county jail, ICE agents are notified and will place an immigration hold on you which prevent you from being released even after you complete your criminal sentence.
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