In a notice, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan states, “The volume of illegal entries, and the attendant risks to national security and public safety presented by these illegal entries, warrants this immediate implementation of DHS’s full statutory authority over expedited removal.”
The Washington Times reports:
President Trump had suggested expanding use of expedited removal in his first set of immigration executive orders, issued just five days after he took office in 2017.
Monday’s move to finally pull the trigger is the latest instance of the president’s team belatedly making good on some of those early ideas.
Mr. McAleenan said the new policy will go into effect immediately.
Migrants could still apply for asylum or other protections under the same rules that apply at the border for expedited removal, the secretary said.
Of course, the ACLU is already gearing up to file a lawsuit agains the Trump Administration over this policy.
“Under this unlawful plan, immigrants who have lived here for years would be deported with less due process than people get in traffic court,” said Omar Jadwat, Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
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