DHS Can Hold Fast Removal Cases Without Judge: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 9:29 PM EDT) — The Tenth Circuit on Thursday ruled that U.S. Department of Homeland Security officers can conduct expedited removal proceedings even if an immigration judge isn’t present, denying an appeal from a man who pled guilty to a drug charge and was deported to Mexico.

A Tenth Circuit panel denied a petition for review from Brayan Alexis Osuna-Gutierrez, who claimed his deportation was incorrect because the DHS’ “expedited removal process” was illegal and that it was inappropriate to use the process on him since he had only copped…

Source: Law360