Jeff Sessions moves to speed up deportation of federal inmates

Illegal immigrants convicted of a federal crime may be deported more quickly under a policy move announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday. The nation’s top law enforcement officer announced the expansion and modernization of the Justice Department’s Institutional Hearing Program, which holds deportation hearings for illegal immigrants while they are still in federal prison. According to Sessions, the program would speed up the process by removing the criminal immigrant as soon as their sentence is completed, as opposed to sending them to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility for deportation. We owe it to the American people to ensure that illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes and are serving time in our federal prisons are expeditiously removed from our country as the law requires, Sessions said in a statement. The new proposal sets up 14 federal prisons and six contract facilities for the new immigration deportation proceedings, beginning early next month.

0
0