The Major Methods of Deportation

Daniel Kanstroom

in Aftermath

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199742721
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950348 | DOI:
The Major Methods of Deportation

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The chapter examines the complex and multi-faceted methods of deportation and considers the relationship between goals and methods. Many procedures have been standardized, involving a charging document and appearance before Immigration Judges in hearings that must comply with some constitutional requirements of due process. But deportation has long been an anomalous system, largely exempt from important protections of the U.S. rule of law. Deportees do not have the right to counsel, the right to bail and many other rights. New systems such as “expedited removal,” render much of the recent story of deportation one of de-formalization in which rights guaranteed since the late nineteenth century have been severely limited. Finally, a legally questionable trend has sought to empower state and local governments to deport people. The chapter examines workplace raids, home raids, national security deportations, and “force mulitpliers” and Operation Endgame, which sought “the removal of all removable aliens.”

Keywords: constitutional rights; counsel; bail; expedited removal; raids; force multiplier; Operation Endgame; Immigration Judges

Chapter.  15193 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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