On the Barber Shop Show: ‘Speedy removals’ of immigrants (video)

The Chicago Reporter’s latest investigation, “Speedy Removal,” revealed that thousands of immigrants bypass the due process of immigration court and are deported after signing stipulated orders of removal. That’s part of a troubling trend in U.S. immigration enforcement, says Mark Fleming, litigation coordinator at the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center, because rushed removal proceedings don’t give consideration to whether there could be a path to keep an immigrant in the country.

In this week’s Barber Shop Show review video, watch Fleming and Odette Yousef, a reporter for WBEZ’s North Side Bureau, discuss some of the problems with the growing number of speedy removals.

Video by Tyler Stabile. Watch it below:

And listen to the entire show here:

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