Immigration lawyers at Catholic Charities have posted, in Spanish and English, the webinar shown on this page to explain immigrants’ rights under existing ICE rules on expedited removal. The policy went into effect on October 20, 2020. ICE uses expedited removal to quickly deport people without allowing them to first see an immigration judge.

The webinar explains key aspects of  the rule, including who is subject to it—and who is not. Here are some highlights.

  • Who the policy applies to: some — but not all — immigrants living in the country for less than two years.
  • Reasons someone might be a target of the new rule.
  • For those who are exempt from the rule, what is needed to prove to ICE that they cannot be removed.
  • Two videos that detail rights, What to Do if ICE Comes to Your Door and What to Do if ICE Is in Your Community.

The Legal Aid Society has created What You Need to Know About Expedited Removal with links to more information in English and Spanish: Guide to Credible & Reasonable Fear Proceedings, Know Your Rights with ICE, and a 2-page factsheet, Expedited Removal.

If you have questions about expedited removal or need a referral for legal help, call the New Americans Hotline, 800-566-7636.