According to information from the Wall Street Journal, this is the US government Applying GPS tethers to immigrant parents.
This promotion is part of a program whereby those individuals who have been released to pursue their asylum process in the United States are monitored and expedited their deportation process if they are not accepted.
The policy implemented aims to strike a balance between keeping parents with their children in prisons and releasing them so they can wait years before an immigration court.
This initiative was launched when Title 42 expired.
Accelerated Family Removal Management (FERM)
US authorities indicated that this measure bears the name Accelerated deportation management for families This is an effective way of identifying which families qualify for asylum and which do not.
Defenders of migrants’ rights have sharply criticized this action. because it makes it even harder to get asylum in the United States.
Until now, About 62,000 people take part in the FERM program as reported by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE).
How does the measure, which mainly involves migrant parents, work?
If parents with a migration background are released at the border, You may travel within the United States with an ankle monitor containing a geolocation system (GPS) and must be home between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m..
Aside from that, An ICE agent checks them regularly.
Weeks after arriving on US soil, FERM householders conduct an initial interview with an immigration officer.
Those who do not meet the requirements Your deportation process will be accelerated.
If not, they appeal to a judge at a hearing that usually takes place days or weeks after the initial decision.
The FERM program is expanded
Earlier this month, the Joe Biden administration mentioned this The program will be expanded to other cities in the United States.
In July alone, arrests of families on the southern border increased by 34% (60,000).
The number of arrests of single adults fell by almost half (62,000).
Experts have mentioned that your stay at the FERM means you are not in ICE custody.
Despite it, The constant surveillance gives the impression that you are under house arrest.
In recent months, less than 2% of families detained at the border have joined the program, but officials argue the program is expanding rapidly.
The idea is that most of the families crossing the border illegally will be integrated there.
Immigrant families not participating in the FERM program are allowed to remain in the country pending a court hearing, which sometimes lasts years.
the american government, In addition to speeding up the processing of family matters, they have also set stricter requirements for applying for asylum.
Other rules falling under Joe Biden’s mandate include:
- Anyone who enters the United States illegally is not entitled to asylum
- If they fail to meet the requirements, they will be prosecuted under Title 8
Processes involving heavy penalties, Title 8 deportees are barred from returning to the United States for five years.
In addition, to apply for asylum in the US, migrants must pass a credible fear interview.
From the end of May to the end of July, almost half of the migrants processed under the new requirements were able to fulfill them. Previously, the number rose to 90% of asylum seekers.