Click here to see how our firm is preparing for COVID-19

3 Day Immigration Sweep in Kansas Nets 19 in Detention

Spread the love

Immigration officials conducted a three day immigration sweep across Kansas last week which ended up with 19 immigrants in custody. Some were fugitives and convicted felons while others were simply immigrants who were previously deported and had reentered the country illegally.

Immigration Sweep criticized

The sweep has caused immigration activists to question the motive behind the operation. Recently the Obama administration has been working on lowering deportations and urging judges to use prosecutorial discretion before ordering removals.

However, while negotiations, talks, and policies are happening on one end, sweeps by immigration officials are happening on the other. The sweep was criticized for occurring and some see it as a method of targeting immigrants who are trying to create a better life for their families.

ICE not following new policy

17 men and two women were arrested by immigration officials. 18 of the individuals arrested had previous convictions including “…drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, aggravated assault, burglary, domestic assault…” A few were arrested for illegal re-entry into the country, which is not an offense that poses a risk to anyone.

In fact, many lawmakers wanted to not make this a crime because it wastes law enforcement efforts who try to track individuals that are not dangerous. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released a statement that they agree to redirect the use of their resources to immigrants who are dangerous or pose a serious threat to society but it can be argued that the Kansas sweep was not exactly following the new policy.

If you have questions regarding applying for a visa or immigration laws, contact us at 314-961-8200 or visit our contact page.

You May Also Like

Why Do Mandamus Lawsuits Over Immigration Delays Work? Spread the love When you file an immigration petition, you expect a decision within a certain time. But sometimes, the government takes much longer than expected to make a... VIEW POST
What Can the USCIS Ombudsman Do To Speed Up Your Immigration Case? Spread the loveWaiting for your immigration case resolution can feel like a never-ending nightmare. You're not sure what's taking so long, and every day feels like an eternity. You... VIEW POST
USCIS Processing Times: A Definitive Guide Spread the loveWaiting for your green card, visa, citizenship, and other immigration processes can be stressful. With all the backlogs, government interruptions, and changing policies, you should prepare for... VIEW POST

Download Free Guide 
2022 Immigrant’s Guide to 
Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This guide contains all you need to know to become  
a U.S. citizen.

Download Free Guide 2022 Immigrant’s Guide to Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This guide contains all you need to know
to become a U.S. citizen.
DOWNLOAD FREE PDF

Immigration 
Answers Show
Live every week.

JOIN US