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The US Maintains Border Security through Expedited Removal for Certain Family Units
August 4, 2021

Press ReleaseREF# 2021 - 21

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security continued with the expedited removal for certain family units who are not able to be expelled under Title 42.  Today’s removal flight was the third flight since the program’s resumption on Friday and returned 16 families.  Expedited removal provides a lawful, more accelerated procedure to remove those family units who do not have a basis under U.S. law to be in the United States.

Attempting to cross into the United States between ports of entry, or circumventing inspection at ports of entry, is the wrong way to come to the United States.  These acts are dangerous and can carry long-term immigration consequences for individuals who attempt to do so.  The Biden-Harris Administration is working to build a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system, and the Department of Homeland Security continues to take several steps to improve lawful processing at ports of entry and reforms to strengthen the asylum system.