The Florence Project is deeply concerned about plans to expand expedited removal, a tool used to quickly remove those who have recently entered the U.S. and are in very close proximity to the border. Under existing policy, only persons who are within 100 miles of the U.S. border and who have been present in the country for less than two weeks can be placed into expedited removal and deported from the country without seeing an immigration judge.
New rules announced today would expand the reach of this plan to anyone who has been present in the U.S. for less than two years and would apply across the U.S. instead of the limited border region.
Thousands of our community members and neighbors will be without access to justice and the right to present their cases to an immigration judge once this policy goes into effect.
This is another alarming and unjust attempt to dismantle the United States immigration system without any regard to human rights and dignity.
Please stand with immigrants and urge your Senators and Representatives to oppose any expansion of expedited removal.
If you or a loved one if worried about your civil rights if stopped by Border Patrol, ICE, or police, take a moment to review these cards. Carry them with you. Know your rights.