Trump calls for deporting illegal immigrants with ‘no judges or court cases’
reuters ^ | JUNE 24, 2018 | Sarah N. Lynch, Doina Chiacu 4 MIN READ
Posted on 6/24/2018, 2:21:06 PM by dennisw
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country.
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came,” Trump said Sunday on Twitter.
“Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country. Strong Borders, No Crime!”
It was unclear if Trump was advocating an expansion of the current law that allows expedited removal of illegal immigrants at the U.S. border, a policy his administration has embraced since he took office. Nor did Trump differentiate between illegal immigrants and people who entered the United States to seek asylum protection.
The White House did not immediately return a call seeking clarification.
Critics said his proposal would violate the U.S. Constitution’s due process provision, which the Supreme Court has ruled also applies to non-citizens.
“The president of the United States has just forcefully proposed the end of political asylum and no due process for migrants,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, wrote on Twitter.
Lee Gelernt, the deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, told Reuters: “The administration cannot simply get rid of all process for immigrants. The due process clause absolutely applies. It’s not a choice.”
U.S. law does permit expedited deportations if an immigrant is apprehended within 100 miles (160 km) of the border and has been in the country for less than 14 days. Those seeking asylum must be granted a hearing.
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