Trump Administration Imposes Hefty Fines on Immigrant Overstays

July 10, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

Gavel on top of money pile.

According to reports, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun sending out notices of fines of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to immigrants in the United States without authorization for violations including “failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed.”

The notices follow an executive order issued on January¬†25, 2017, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which calls for, among other things, “the assessment and collection of all fines and penalties that the Secretary is authorized under the law to assess and collect from aliens unlawfully present in the United States and from those who facilitate their presence in the United States.”

For more information, read the NPR article “Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000,” the U.S. News article “Trump Administration Notifies Immigrants of $500,000 Fines,” and The Washington Post article “Trump Administration Threatens Hefty Fines on Immigrants Who Elude Deportation.