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August 06, 2008

A look at ICE's self-deportation program

By The Associated Press

Article Launched: 08/05/2008 03:52:39 PM PDT

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a pilot self-deportation program Tuesday. Here is a look at the "Scheduled Departure" program:

PARTICIPATING CITIES: Chicago; Santa Ana, Calif.; San Diego; Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE PROGRAM? Immigrants who have ignored deportation orders to leave the U.S. and do not have a criminal history. Federal Immigration officials estimate 457,000 are eligible nationwide.

HOW LONG WILL THE PROGRAM RUN? It started Tuesday and runs through Aug. 22.

WHERE DO PARTICIPANTS REPORT? Local ICE offices. Individuals are asked to bring whatever form of identification they have, such as an expired passport. A hot line is also available for more information: 1-866-880-6344.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10106529?nclick_check=1

Posted by VisaLawyer at August 6, 2008 01:58 PM

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