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U.S. offers self-deportation to illegal immigrants

By Tim GaynorTue Aug 5, 9:07 AM ET

The United States began a pilot program on Tuesday that allows some illegal immigrants to come forward and schedule their own deportation, after criticism that stepped-up raids cause traumatic family splits.
Immigration -- principally what to do with some 12 million mostly Hispanic illegal immigrants living and working in the shadows -- is a hot issue in the United States, especially in the midst of an election year and an economic downturn.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's Scheduled Departure program is set to run through August 22 in five cities. It offers fugitive illegal immigrants with no criminal history up to 90 days to leave the United States, during when they can stay out of jail.
An ICE fugitive is an illegal immigrant who has failed to leave after a final order of removal, deportation or exclusion from an immigration judge.
The program gives some 457,000 "non-criminal fugitive aliens an alternative to having us basically track them down, arrest and remove them on the government's terms," said Jim Hayes, ICE's acting director for detention and removal operations.
"This will allow them a little bit of control over the removal process that ultimately will come for each and every one of them."
The pilot program will run in Phoenix, Chicago, Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Diego and Santa Ana in California. It may be expanded.
In the past 10 months, ICE has nabbed more than 26,000 fugitives in stepped-up workplace raids that have been criticized by some immigration activists for breaking up families.
ICE said in a statement the program would be of particular benefit to fugitives with families because it allows them to make removal arrangements without being held in custody.
Eligible people must report to the police or wear an electronic monitoring device while making their travel arrangements.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which advocates for the rights of Latinos living in the United States, dismissed the program.
"It is reflective of a directionless immigration enforcement policy," said John Trasvina, the group's president and general counsel. "There is no incentive for people to do this. If people want to leave the country they can leave."
(Editing by John O'Callaghan)
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By Tim GaynorTue Aug 5, 9:07 AM ET

The United States began a pilot program on Tuesday that allows some illegal immigrants to come forward and schedule their own deportation, after criticism that stepped-up raids cause traumatic family splits.
Immigration -- principally what to do with some 12 million mostly Hispanic illegal immigrants living and working in the shadows -- is a hot issue in the United States, especially in the midst of an election year and an economic downturn.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's Scheduled Departure program is set to run through August 22 in five cities. It offers fugitive illegal immigrants with no criminal history up to 90 days to leave the United States, during when they can stay out of jail.
An ICE fugitive is an illegal immigrant who has failed to leave after a final order of removal, deportation or exclusion from an immigration judge.
The program gives some 457,000 "non-criminal fugitive aliens an alternative to having us basically track them down, arrest and remove them on the government's terms," said Jim Hayes, ICE's acting director for detention and removal operations.
"This will allow them a little bit of control over the removal process that ultimately will come for each and every one of them."
The pilot program will run in Phoenix, Chicago, Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Diego and Santa Ana in California. It may be expanded.
In the past 10 months, ICE has nabbed more than 26,000 fugitives in stepped-up workplace raids that have been criticized by some immigration activists for breaking up families.
ICE said in a statement the program would be of particular benefit to fugitives with families because it allows them to make removal arrangements without being held in custody.
Eligible people must report to the police or wear an electronic monitoring device while making their travel arrangements.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which advocates for the rights of Latinos living in the United States, dismissed the program.
"It is reflective of a directionless immigration enforcement policy," said John Trasvina, the group's president and general counsel. "There is no incentive for people to do this. If people want to leave the country they can leave."
(Editing by John O'Callaghan)

Now they can't argue the whole splitting up family b.s.!

give them a month to get their shit in order! After that... hit em! lol
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thanks, but i have no car and no money. i think it's just her time. she's already 10 yrs old so, she is an old lady.
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Hit the employers, without them there would be no reason to come. These people would then have to fix their messed up countries.
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I agree... the employers are the main problem, however. Those that end up in jail need to be repatriated immediately.
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(07-02) 14:39 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco will shift course and start turning over juvenile illegal immigrants convicted of felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday as he took the blame for what he conceded was a costly and misguided effort to shield the youths.
Newsom said he hadn't known until recently that the city was keeping the juvenile offenders from being deported as part of its sanctuary-city policy, but he added that "ignorance is no defense."
"All I can say is, I can't explain away the past," Newsom said. "I take responsibility, I take it. We are moving in a different direction."
Newsom had said Tuesday that he had no direct authority to order the change, but that did little to dispel a controversy that overshadowed his announcement this week that he was exploring a 2010 run for governor. National media coverage of the mayor in recent days focused not on his political ambitions but on Chronicle revelations that his city was harboring illegal immigrant youths who had been convicted of dealing crack on the streets.
"We're going to fix this," Newsom said Wednesday.
The mayor also revealed some of the costs to San Francisco taxpayers of protecting the offenders from the federal government, something his Juvenile Probation Department had declined to do.
The city has spent $2.3 million just to house illegal immigrants in juvenile hall rather than turning them over to federal authorities since 2005, the year Newsom appointed his juvenile probation director, William Siffermann.
San Francisco also has flown more than a dozen juvenile drug dealers back to their homeland of Honduras, allowing them to avoid deportation proceedings that could have resulted in their being barred from ever returning to the United States. The city halted the practice in May after federal authorities pointed out that it was a crime to help illegal immigrants cross the border.
From mid-2006 through April 2008, those flights cost the city nearly $19,000, Newsom said.
When those flights were halted, the Juvenile Probation Department recommended that the city place the illegal immigrant youths in group homes, at a cost to taxpayers of $7,000 per month per youth, rather than turn them over to federal authorities. The city stopped making those referrals after eight illegal immigrant crack dealers walked away from youth centers in San Bernardino County.
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Newsom had said at a City Hall news conference Tuesday that it was up to juvenile courts, the district attorney, the public defender and his own Juvenile Probation Department to work out whether illegal immigrant criminals under 18 should be turned over to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He and Siffermann said San Francisco was trying to balance its responsibilities under U.S. law with its 1989 designation as a sanctuary city, which allowed officials to refuse to cooperate with federal crackdowns on illegal immigrants.
But Wednesday, the mayor issued a statement saying the sanctuary-city policy "is designed to protect our residents. It is not a shield for criminal behavior, and I will not allow it to be used in that fashion.
"Adults who commit felonies are already turned over to the federal authorities for deportation," Newsom said. "There has been a lack of clarity, however, on our policy toward juveniles who commit felonies. ... I have directed my administration to work in cooperation with the federal government on all felony cases."
Newsom said in an interview later that the city was working up a protocol to determine how and when youths will be surrendered for possible deportation. Officials with the Juvenile Probation Department will meet with federal authorities today.
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"I think they have gotten the message," said Joseph Russoniello, the U.S. attorney for Northern California, who had said he was "flabbergasted" by the city's now-discarded policy of flying the youths home at city-taxpayer expense. "It looks like it's what we wanted."
Newsom said he did not learn until May that the city was shielding convicted youths from deportation, putting them in group homes or flying them back to their native countries.
"This was accepted practice for decades, and Siffermann continued it, but now it's stopped," Newsom said.
He said the decision to send the juveniles to the unlocked group home in San Bernardino County "was wrong. It was a mistake, and he (Siffermann) needs to answer for that. I'm not pleased about any of this."
Siffermann said he had tried to do what was best for the incarcerated youths. "I regret not keeping the mayor's office informed of that alternative placement," he said.
Newsom said, "There's nothing good about all this. I can't beat around the bush. This, in the past, was something dealt with in the juvenile justice system - it just didn't get up the chain. That's my fault. Ultimately, I'm accountable. Ignorance is no defense."
Newsom said he has been "getting the heat, and I get it."
He said he had ordered a review of how much the city had spent on flights, group homes and other shielding efforts during his tenure.
From Jan. 1, 2005, through June 4 of this year, 162 immigrant youths were held a total of 8,164 days at juvenile hall, the mayor said. Some of the youths were arrested more than once. At $285 a day per youth, the cost to taxpayers totaled $2.3 million.
"I'm not in any way defending it," Newsom said. "It's not defensible."
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That's great news! They cannot keep avoiding the people and what they want done!
Fly them out... let their home countries deal with them.
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