Sessions Moving To Quickly Deport Imprisoned Illegal Aliens
BOOM! Hasta la vista, baby… Don’t even think about returning!
The Department of Justice announced Thursday the expansion of a program designed to deport imprisoned immigrants.
The Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) uses in-person and video-conference hearings in order for judges to determine whether an immigrant, regardless of legal status, should be deported after they serve their sentence. Bureau of Prison statistics show that a little over 20 percent of federal inmates are non-citizens.
“We owe it to the American people to ensure that illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes and are serving time in our federal prisons are expeditiously removed from our country as the law requires,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This expansion and modernization of the Institutional Hearing Program gives us the tools to continue making Americans safe again in their communities.” More