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Acting Secretary McAleenan Announces a New Designation of Aliens Subject to Expedited Removal

WASHINGTON – On July 23rd, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced a new designation of aliens subject to expedited removal that applies to certain aliens encountered anywhere in the country within two years of illegal entry. Use of expedited removal pursuant to the new designation will help alleviate some of the burden and capacity issues currently faced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) by allowing DHS to more quickly remove certain aliens encountered in the interior.

Statement by The Press Secretary on Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. This bill promotes public safety by denying criminal alien gang members admission into the United States and allowing law enforcement officers to quickly remove them from the United States when they are encountered here.

Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Resumption of Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ceased removing Haitians to Haiti.  In 2011, we resumed the removals of Haitians on a limited basis, who had final orders of removal and had been convicted of a serious crime. 

Statement of Gary Mead, Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, "H.R.1932, the "Keep Our

Gary Mead discussed non-removable aliens and the impact of Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 121 S. Ct. 2491 (2001), on the day-to-day operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

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