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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

U.S. to Give Border Patrol New Powers to Deport Illegal Aliens

August 10. 2004
The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will speed up deportations of certain illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico to improve U.S. border security.

"This announcement today ... is a border security effort," Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson told reporters. "Those who choose to break our nation's immigration laws will be promptly removed from the United States."

In the past 16 months, U.S. officials along the Southwest border caught 42,000 illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico. In the past, these would have been sent to an immigration court where cases take an average of one year to be processed. Now, these immigrants will be immediately returned to their home nation. ...FR Reprint.


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