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Deportations continue as pandemic immigration rule is extended

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2023 | Immigration

There are many reasons why individuals decide to immigrate to America. Based on that reason, certain steps are required to ensure that the proper documents are attained. Unfortunately, various issues could impact this process, resulting in an individual facing deportation.

Language barriers, miscommunication on the legal process, unsafe conditions in the home country or an emergency warranting an abrupt entrance in the United States could all be factors. Furthermore, temporary policies could also play a role, creating an argument for a deportation defense.

Pandemic immigration rules

Based on current reports, the Supreme Court ruled that it would keep in place an immigration rule established during the last administration. This rule was in response to the pandemic, allowing the United States to deport migrants crossing the Mexican border into the United States.

This was deemed a public health measure; however, it is being argued that this policy is no longer necessary. The White House was to continue the policy until April of 2022, but when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, and the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, made plans to end the policy in May, Republican states sued in federal court as a means to prevent this policy from ending.

Deportation

Although the policy currently remains, many argue that it only serves as a means for mass deportation under the guise of public health needs. Since it was instituted in 2020, more than 2 million individuals have been deported at the southern border of the United States. It was not reported whether any of these individuals were seeking refuge or asylum.

No matter the event causing you to enter the deportation process, it can be a very confusing, scary and complex matter. Thus, it is imperative that you gain guidance through the process, ensuring that you understand the laws as well as your rights and options in the matter.