Sunday, July 28, 2019
Last week, President Trump announced the expansion of expedited removal. The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School in partnership with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center immediately created a toolkit to help advocates provide advice in light of the expansion of expedited removal.
As of July 23, 2019, DHS provided notice that expedited removal will be implemented nationwide, allowing ICE to expeditiously remove those that cannot show they have been present at least 2 years. Under this policy, DHS can remove someone without a chance to present their case in court, without an attorney. The ACLU and AIC intend to challenge this expansion in court. For now, this toolkit helps explain expedited removal to community members and provide advice on how to respond to ICE contact in light of this policy.