Immigration Enforcement Intensifies: Updates on Removals and Enforcement Initiatives

As part of the Administration’s effort to remake the enforcement of immigration laws, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have aggressively stepped up various enforcement activities, including a 10 percent increase in deportations (400,000 people are expected to be deported in 2010), a quadrupling of employer’s audits from 2008 to 2010, the use of fingerprinting of people in custody to identify deportable immigrants through the expanded Secure Communities Project, and the deployment of some 1,200 National Guard troops to the southwest border.

Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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