End of revolving-door policy for immigrants--So, the Border Patrol will bring to an end its earlier revolving-door policy of turning immigrants back to Mexico without punishing them.
The officials of the US Border Patrol say such a lack-luster attitude prompted immigrants to give another try to cross the 1,954 mile US border.
The year 2011 witnessed around 327,577 apprehensions at the US border shared with Mexico and that’s exactly 80 percent lower than the figures of 1.6 million for the year 2000. No wonder, it’s a big shame on the US Border Patrol’s steps to combat immigrant crossover through unlawful means.
New color-coded process for immigrants--The new ‘Consequence Delivery System’ is going to be unveiled in a span of few weeks. It is going to resort to strategies already effective in several areas including transfer to a border city or prosecution before immigrants are reverted back to Mexico.
The main part of what is being called as color-coded process will categorize detainee immigrants on the basis of their criminal history or the number of attempts made to cross the border unlawfully. The border crossers will be divided into seven categories.
And although punishments are going to differ from one region to another, but the officials feel reverting migrants after having their fingerprints will be only a last resort. The officials add it is going to prove helpful and is already effective in some of the most widely used corridor for unlawful crossings.
Severe consequences for detained migrants—The US Border Patrol agents warn potential migrants wanting to indulge in unlawful crossovers of tougher consequences that could make a bigger hole in the pocket of US taxpayers.
Tougher penalties could include taking away migrants to any unfamiliar border area that could be hundred miles away before being turned back to Mexico apart from felony prosecution.
Meanwhile, first-time young undocumented immigrants might be given a chance to get benefit of the voluntary return without facing criminal consequences. However, for repeat or regular smugglers or offender, felony prosecution will be the only resort in the US.