Ice moves quicker to detain immigrants without court hearings

In recent news the Trump administration has made it so immigrants are deported faster; the new rule allows agents from ICE to expedite deportations without taking into consideration their story.

According to an article posted by CBS news, “Before the enactment of the new policy, which had been held up in federal court until last month, immigration authorities were only allowed to use expedited removal on immigrants apprehended within 100 miles from an international border who failed to demonstrate they legally entered the country and had been in the U.S. for at least two weeks”. Now even those who are able to show legal entry are still at risk of getting deported.

Immigration and languages

Immigration detention centers have very limited staff and do not offer all language translations to the individuals who are being detained. According to an article published by Immigration Impact, “Many people detained by immigration enforcement do not speak English or Spanish.

Immigrants in Need

CBP has recently launched another raid against a camp, which provides help for immigrants who are crossing the border. This camp was recently raided with assault rifles, helicopters, and several marked and unmarked cars. In the opinion of many, this action was very unnecessary and used over force.

Suing Private Prisons

Recently, governor Newsome signed a new regulation that would allow immigrants who are detained in prison, to sue these them if they are mistreated. This comes after all the negligence many face while under custody. “Advocacy and legal groups have long documented the abuses and dysfunction within immigration detention facilities, private prison operators in particular.

Affidavits of support

Bringing family members from foreign countries to the United States is a struggle in itself; recently with a new regulation going into effect, the Trump administration wants to make it even harder for family members to sponsor those who want to come to the States.

Fees Halt

This entire month since the announcement of USICS increasing its filing fees; many people panicked and many worried on whether they would be able to afford to pay these fees if they were unable to file before the deadline of October 2nd. According to Immigration Impact, “The decision in Immigrant Legal Resources Center v. Wolf granted a motion for a preliminary injunction, which prevents the government from going forward with the new rule while the court makes a final decision on the case”.

Many sighed of relief upon knowing USCIS would halt these fees because it will give people some time to submit applications without having to pay the outrages fees USCIS will increase.


Before USCIS implemented that they would provide interpreters at asylum interviews, the person was in charge of finding their own interpreter. Many times it would be a difficult task because one, the person was unable to afford it or two they would not know where to find one.

Visa Impact

The Covid19 pandemic occurring around the United States and all around the world have impacted many people. Recently, the Trump administration has stated that they believe the corona virus will go away, but US department does not believe it will.

According to Immigration Impact, “in a recent memo signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the administration highlights a sharp decrease in the demand for U.S. visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic”. The pandemic has already impacted the immigration system and has slowed down the processing on cases,; many people have been laid off due to the pandemic which has caused a major backlog.

New Regulations

ICE has been trying to enforce many states to help with detaining people who are suspected noncitizens. One of those states has been Florida. According to Immigration Impact,  “The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) recently announced that it has signed a 287(g) agreement with ICE”.

The 287(g) is a regulation that allows law enforcement, state and local police to detain or interrogate people who are or seem undocumented.

Citizenship Backlog

With all the recent changes there has been in the immigration system; the regulations have caused a major delay with processing citizenship applications all around the United States. According to Immigration Impact, because Trump has made many changed in the system many will not be able to vote in this years election.