I was recently asked by a Yonkers resident whether or not a routine traffic infraction (speeding ticket) could result in the deportation of an undocumented individual?
Not too long ago,
While an undocumented individual can still be held and deported for being in the United States unlawfully, the Obama administration has indicted that there is a strong desire to concentrate on criminals that pose a threat to national security. In a Department of Homeland Security report, they deemed minor traffic offenses such as a speeding ticket, parking ticket, and cell phone violations would not qualify as a serious criminal offense. Taking part in aggressive deportation for minor traffic offense would essentially deplete scarce and valuable resources.
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