Department of Homeland Security Streamlines Removal Process Along Entire U.S. Border [January 30, 2006] [open pdf - 9KB]
In this press release, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announces the implementation of Expedited Removal (ER) along the entire U.S.-Canadian border and all U.S. coastal areas, as part of the Secure Border Initiative. Today's announcement reflects the further implementation of ER that was initially implemented along the Southwest border and will now be implemented along all of the United States' border areas. ER is an effective border management process that swiftly returns illegal aliens to their countries of origin while maintaining protections for those who fear persecution.
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/