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Trump Administration Moves to Make Illegal Aliens Pay for Deportation Appeals

A new regulation being considered by the Trump Administration would save taxpayers an estimated $44.4 million per year.

The proposal would make illegal aliens pay for their deportation appeals.

Only those who have been ordered to be deported by a federal immigration judge would be impacted.

The proposal for the new regulation was unveiled on Thursday!

If passed, the regulation would help the Trump administration speed up the deportions of illegal aliens.

More details on the new proposal below!

Over the years, many Americans have asked: why should legal tax payers pay for the appeals cases of illegal immigrants?

Currently, American taxpayers subsidize the costs of those appeals, which total an estimated $44.4 million per year.

Fees to appeal would range anywhere from $305 to $975, if the proposal passes.

The New York Times outlines the fee schedule and what it means:

Immigrants who hope to challenge their deportation orders could be charged nearly $1,000 to go to court under a proposed new regulation unveiled on Thursday, a nearly tenfold increase that immigration lawyers warn could make deportation appeals much more difficult to pursue.

The new fee schedule is the latest in a series of moves by the Trump administration to speed up deportations and discourage the arrival of immigrants. Under the same proposal, the administration wants to require asylum seekers to pay a $50 fee to have their cases heard in court; historically, the asylum process has been available to people fleeing persecution regardless of their ability to pay.

In proposing the new fees, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, an arm of the Justice Department, said asking immigrants to pay a greater share of costs would help make sure that court resources were available and would also assure “that U.S. taxpayers do not bear a disproportionate burden in funding the immigration system.”

The proposed fees are now open to public comment for a 30-day period. The fees were last increased in 1986, the agency said, and applicants would continue to be able to apply for waivers if they are unable to pay.

The increase in fees is to make sure that illegal aliens, those who you have broken the law, would pay for the cost to appeal their deportation orders.

It would protect American taxpayers.

The total cost to American taxpayers is $44.4 million.

Trump won in 2016, thanks largely in part to his commitment to reform American immigration.

Of course, this included his signature campaign promise of building a wall on the southern border, which is currently under construction.

Now, Trump is working to reduce the cost of illegal immigration by making it the responsibility of law breakers to pay for their own deportation appeals.

Breitbart analyzed the cost-savings that would benefit American tax payers:

President Trump’s administration is reviewing a plan to make illegal aliens ordered deported by a federal immigration judge pay for their own appeals to those decisions, rather than the current process that forces American taxpayers to subsidize the costs.

A new regulation being weighed by the Trump administration would increase the fees that illegal aliens would have to pay to appeal their deportation orders by federal immigration judges. Currently, American taxpayers subsidize the cost of those appeals to the sum of $44.4 million a year.

Fees for illegal aliens to appeal their deportation orders, or reopen their cases, currently cost them about $100 to $110. Under the new regulation — which would be the first update to the fee amounts since 1986 — the cost to appeal deportation orders would run anywhere from $305 to $975.

The last time the fees were increased was in 1986.

Now that the White House has made the proposal public, the public is able to comment on the proposal over a 30 day period. 

This is a developing story.


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