ICE Raids Target Central American Families Nationwide

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be conducting mass round-ups of Central American who fled to the U.S. to seek asylum and were later given removal orders. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) believes that this new initiative won’t bring order to the border region—instead, it will only create more fear and confusion among immigrants.

According to Marketa Lindt, AILA President, “To address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S southern border, our country needs smart solutions to speed up the processing of arriving migrants while still ensuring their claims for asylum are reviewed fairly and thoroughly.”

Suggestions from the American Immigration Lawyers Association

AILA has urged the administration to increase the number of qualified asylum officers and to fix the immigration courts system. Their suggestion is to restore the judges’ authority to control their caseload to help them operate more efficiently. They also believe that if every migrant has legal counsel, court hearings would be fairer and more effective. Families have been presenting themselves openly to Border Patrol because they want a fair day in court. Recent statistics demonstrate that 99 percent of represented families show up to all of their court hearings.

“While there's no realistic way that the President can accomplish his goal of deporting 'millions' of people, his threats are nonetheless terrorizing communities. Targeting families who are fleeing persecution is not a solution. Mass family detention is a campaign slogan that is inhumane and wastes hundreds of millions in American taxpayer dollars,” says Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director.

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