This week in immigration news – October 15, 2020

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Los Angeles County settles class-action immigration suit

More than 18,500 people were allegedly held days, weeks, or months beyond their release date because of pending immigration investigations between 2010 and 2014 in Los Angeles County. The county itself will be paying $14 million to those plaintiffs in the class-action suit.

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Immigration is not a top issue in the 2020 election

A CNBC/Change Research Survey that was conducted earlier this month noted that only 15% of respondents said that immigration was their top issue, while 40% chose the economy, and 39% chose COVID-19.

ICE to expedite deportations of immigrants who have been in the United States for less than two years

In June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit lifted an injunction by a lower court on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s ability to fast-track deportations—i.e. arresting and deporting immigrants without hearings in front of a judge. Buzzfeed News this past week obtained internal documents showing that ICE intends to implement the policy after October 16.

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