HIRC submits comments on expedited removal

On September 23, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) submitted comments on on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal of “Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal.” In the comments, HIRC urged DHS to halt the expansion of expedited removal because of serious issues with the system, writing “…multiple reports document DHS officers’ failure to include accurate information in expedited removal paperwork, failure to provide people in expedited removal proceedings with the opportunity to review and respond to information in the paperwork, use of coercive tactics to force people to sign forms despite lack of interpretation or understanding.”

You can read the HIRC’s complete comments here.