The Trump Administration is focused on alleviating the backlog at the border. Democrats will disapprove of everything he tries to do.
That’s a given. They were even against the deal with Mexico that’s been so effective. The way it works is pretty simple. You do away with their day in court. Immigration officers will be able to arrest and deport illegal aliens on the spot without going before a judge.
My guess is that they will use that only on illegals with no valid asylum claim. Currently, only one out of every ten qualifies for asylum.
According to a 2004 law, “expedited removal” applies only to aliens arrested within 100 miles of the border and within 14 days of their arrival — often extremely difficult to prove. The new regulations, however, will apply to the entire country, Buzzfeed reported.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately voiced objections to the new plan. “Under this unlawful plan, immigrants who have lived here for years would be deported with less due process than people get in traffic court,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a written statement, Politicoreported.
The expansion of expedited removal could enable federal immigration officers to arrest and deport more migrants without adding to an already lengthy immigration court backlog. The courts have a soaring backlog that’s now approaching 1 million cases, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.
DHS contends the broader application of the speedy removal process will alleviate strain on federal immigration detention centers.
The Trump administration has made several moves lately to secure the border. Earlier this month, DHS announced a major new crackdown on who can seek asylum in the United States in an effort to limit the number of foreigners who can be eligible to declare they’ve left their home countries in crisis.