Because of a recent recent order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) now has the expanded power to expedite the removal of illegal immigrants.
Before the new order, ICE was only allowed to remove immigrants apprehended within 100 miles from an international border, if they were unable to demonstrate they legally entered the country and had been in the country for at least two weeks.
Now, ICE is able to remove immigrants apprehended anywhere within the U.S. if they are found to be admissible under sections 212(a)(6)(C) or (a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and cannot prove to have lived in the country continuously for at least two years.
If you are concerned about your immigration status, get in touch with the attorneys at JacksonWhite law immediately. If you need help proving your presence in the U.S., we can help you properly file form G-28 as well as other measures to prevent your removal if contacted by ICE.