Since the coronavirus pandemic started, many illegal immigrants were able to take a short breather, in a sense, as ICE had put a halt to deportations and raids, for the time being. Unfortunately for many illegal immigrants, since mid-July, there have been over 2,000 deportations from the United States.
That being said, ICE claims that these deportations are mainly geared towards those with criminal convictions that are here in the United States illegally. In fact, Tony Pham, the new interim director of ICE, said in a statement, ““The aliens targeted during this operation preyed on men, women and children in our communities, committing serious crimes and, at times, repeatedly hurting their victims. Through our targeted enforcement efforts, we are eliminating the threat posed by these criminals, many of whom are repeat offenders.”
ICE claims that at least 85 percent of those targeted by the raids are serious criminal offenders, however, an analysis conducted by the New York Times has concluded that this is not the case, and that there are, perhaps, more illegal immigrants who have done nothing wrong that are currently being deported than ICE is letting on. While the truth of the matter is not fully clear, one thing is for sure: this is a frightening time to be an illegal immigrant here in the United States.
If you are an undocumented immigrant and you are facing deportation, or you have any additional questions about how this may impact your status here in the United States, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Wisconsin deportation defense attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the process ahead. We are always here. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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