Protect Yourself with Knowledge

Immigration lawyers at Catholic Charities have posted, in Spanish and English, a webinar to help you know your rights when it comes to a new expanded policy from ICE 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. It will remain on the Catholic Charities’ Facebook page, so you can watch it at any time.

Some highlights from the webinar:

  • 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 your 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 a webpage, 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 ICE’s new expedited removal rule or need a referral for legal help, call the New Americans Hotline, 800-566-7636.