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Detention, Policy »

[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The South Florida Sun-Sentinal reports on the Vera Institute‘s latest collaboration with immigration enforcement officials:
It saves time and millions of taxpayer dollars, and it has just arrived in South Florida
Immigration court’s Legal Orientation Program, which kicked off last month at Miami’s Krome Detention Center, shaves an average of 13 days off the time it takes to process cases. That means immigrants get a quicker decision on whether they’re getting deported or set free. And that translates into millions in savings on detention costs and a more efficient immigration court system.
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Enforcement »

[17 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

A U.S. crackdown on illegal immigration has led to a big spike in deportations and the creation of a de facto airline, known as ICE Air, to send all those people home, reported Miriam Jordan of the the Wall Street Journal.
“Mr. Pitts, a former military pilot, said ICE Air operates much like a commercial carrier, flying passengers to hub cities where they connect to international flights… final destinations are primarily in Latin America, including up to three flights daily to Guatemala City and two to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Mr. Pitts  also …