Justice Department Cuts Information Resources for Detained Undocumented Immigrants

When you left your native country, you came to the United States for a better life. You knew that it would not be easy. In fact, as an undocumented immigrant, you live every day in fear. And, now, it seems as though the Justice Department wants to make things worse for you and your family.

In the latest in a series of moves that has made life in the United States more difficult for undocumented immigrants, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed the Department of Justice to pull the plug on legal-advice resources for immigrants who have been detained and are facing deportation. It’s something you find hard to believe.

To put the plan in motion, the US immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the program’s cost-effectiveness. The program in question is the Vera Institute of Justice’s Legal Orientation Program, a resource upon which many detained immigrants have relied upon for legal guidance.

A Disturbing and Alarming Trend

Immigration advocates and general critics of the move speculate that the audit is simply a stall tactic to cut the program for good in an effort to further hobble immigration efforts. One of the most alarming things about this new decree is that it includes immigrants that are in the country legally.

Immigrants, both legal and undocumented, routinely rely on these special services for a variety of reasons. First, there is the idea of figuring out how to avoid removal from the country. Next, is staying out of jail. Those worried they may wind up with an escort to a detention center also need information about posting an immigration bond – and taking care of their families.

If you’ve ever known someone facing deportation charges, you know how important getting good information is to make the right arrangements.

What Does This Mean for You and Your Family?

If the cessation of the program becomes permanent, it will further subtract from the already depleted arsenal of resources that exists for those facing deportation and prosecution for immigration-related charges.

What else does it mean? In short, you will have to look elsewhere for the legal guidance and education you need if ICE picks up you or a loved one. You will need to set aside financial resources to pay your immigration bond. It’s much easier to plan your legal strategy when you don’t have to sit in a jail cell while you await further legal proceedings.

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