ACLU Sues Trump to Halt Accelerated Deportations


Recently, President Trump put into place a program that allowed for quick deportations of illegal aliens and liberals are none too pleased about it.

The ACLU has filed a suit in federal court in order to force the president to stop the practice.

Expedited deportation is for illegals who are in the country for less than two years and have no valid asylum claim and in some cases have never applied for asylum.

ACLU lawyer Anand Balakrishnan said :

“Hundreds of thousands of people living anywhere in the U.S. are at risk of being separated from their families and expelled from the country without any recourse. This is a dramatic — and illegal — escalation in the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities.”

From The Daily Caller

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block a Trump administration policy that fast-tracks deportations of illegal aliens.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of immigrant-rights groups We Count! and Make the Road New York, argues that President Donald Trump’s expansion of expedited removal has stripped immigrants of due process and has led to wrongful deportations.

Expedited removal allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to quickly deport newly-arrived illegal immigrants without going through a tedious immigration court process. The policy has been established for years, and previously applied to aliens who were within 100 miles of the border and were living in the U.S. for 14 days or less.

However, the Trump administration not only expanded the policy nationwide, but it also raised the 14-day limit to two years. The dramatic expansion took effect on July 23.