ICE puts Stipulated Removal program on ice

ICE puts Stipulated Removal program on ice

"Federal immigration officials have quietly backed away from a program in Arizona and other Western states aimed at quickly and efficiently deporting [unauthorized] immigrants rather than keeping them in costly detention centers.  Tens of thousands of [unauthorized] immigrants, including thousands from Arizona, have been deported under the program over the past several years. Called stipulated removal, it allows the government to quickly deport [unauthorized] immigrants held in detention centers as long as they forgo a hearing before a judge to review their legal rights and to determine if they want to fight their case." - Arizona Republic, Nov. 6, 2011.