N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON:- US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that it will begin a new review process for immigrants in immigration prisons. Those who believe their case is not a priority for ice action, detention, and deportation can now appeal their case for review.
According to the new appeal process, immigrants and their lawyers will be able to advocate against the arrests, detentions, and deportations made by ICE. The new process, led by a senior review officer in Washington, D.C., comes as an effort to reform the ICE in terms of who to arrest and deport.
The new process comes just weeks after ICE officials were instructed to prioritize the deportation of those who crossed the border into November, endangering national security and endangering public safety.
Although immigrants and lawyers have previously been able to challenge arrests, detentions, and deportations at the local level, the new procedure now allows them to appeal separately through the ice case review process, even if the local authority rejects the request. Earlier, the appeal at the local level was under the jurisdiction of the regional authorities.
After the appeal, ICE review officers will look into whether the case is in line with the new guidelines. If, after the review, it is found that there is no threat to national and public security before November 1, 2020, a different decision may be made against such a person. Immigrants can receive decisions such as release from immigration custody, cancellation of notice to appear in immigration court, or suspension of deportation.
Those who wish to request a review of the detainee’s case should contact the local Enforcement and Removal Field Office for a preliminary review, Ice said. The senior officer will then review the case on request.
However, if you do not request a review by contacting the local field office before requesting a review by senior officials, the case may be delayed. When requesting, it is suggested to send the person’s alien number, phone number, email, and other details.
It is suggested to fill up Form G28 or IC Form I-60-001 to provide information to other persons besides the concerned.