Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trump Speeds Up Deportations

U.S. To Speed Up Deportations Without Courts

U.S. to ramp up rapid deportations with sweeping new rule. Reuters: “The Trump administration said on Monday it will expand and speed up deportations of migrants who enter the United States illegally by stripping away court oversight, enabling officials to remove people in days rather than months or years. Set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the rule will apply ‘expedited removal’ to the majority of those who enter the United States illegally, unless they can prove they have been living in the country for at least two years. Legal experts said it was a dramatic expansion of a program already used along the U.S.-Mexican border that cuts out review by an immigration judge, usually without access to an attorney. Both are available in regular proceedings. ‘The Trump administration is moving forward into converting ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) into a ‘show me your papers’ army,’ said Vanita Gupta, the president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.”

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