Thursday, February 16, 2012

Broken Immigration System?

Today I was contacted by a second perosn in a week who was recently released from Federal Prison for drug trafficking. Both were in Federal custody for years and then an 6 month ICE "immigration hold" .

ICE is unable to deport these aliens back to their African countries of Mali and the Gambia. One client was convicted of trafficking 300 lbs of marijuana, the other 5 lbs.

Since they are unable to be deported , they will be eligible for work cards ( legal status) as long as they comply with their orders of supervision.

I have numerous law abiding clients who are deported despite no criminal records and strong family ties to the US. I do believe in second chances, but this is an unfair system in an unfair world. Just trying to make it better...

#broken immigration system

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