In this 2. March 2017, file photo, attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a press conference in the justice Department in Washington.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday announced a plan to accelerate the deportation of illegal immigrants is located in federal correctional facilities.
Sessions said that the Ministry of justice to expand the Institutional hearing program, which identifies removable illegal immigrants, the prisoners in federal correctional facilities, offers in-person and video-teleconference immigration removal proceedings, and removed after completion of the sentence.
This is done instead of, rather than to dismiss, to an ICE detention facility or in the municipality for the granting of the status, in an effort to speed up the process.
The extension of the programme to expand prisons, the number of active facilities with the program to a total of 14 Federal and six contract facilities.
As part of the expansion, each of the facilities have video-teleconferencing capability, and a new uniform intake policy of 6. April.
“We owe it to the American people, to ensure that illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes and serving time in our Federal government-are to be removed prisons quickly from our Land, as required by the law,” said Sessions, said in a statement. “With this expansion, and modernization of the Institutional hearing program, the tools give us to continue to be the Americans safely back in their communities.”
The Ministry of justice believes that these improvements speed up the process of deportation of detained illegal immigrants, and reduce the costs for taxpayers.