U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has provided an update to the public on its Scheduled Departure program, currently being piloted in five U.S. cities. The pilot program, which runs until August 22, is a way to enforce orders of removal without having to arrest and detain non-criminal fugitive aliens.
Immigration fugitives interested in participating in this pilot program can call ICE at 1-866-880-6344 to see if they qualify for the program. Representatives will be available to answer questions in both English and Spanish.
The program, which takes place between August 5 and August 22, is being piloted in the following five cities: Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Santa Ana, CA, Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ice.gov/scheduled-departure/index.htm.