Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trump administration considers expanding DHS deportation powers: report

From The Hill

The Trump administration is considering expanding the Department of Homeland Security's authority to expedite deportations for some undocumented immigrants, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Under current policies, DHS can expedite the deportations of undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two weeks and are detained within 100 miles of the border.

A memo, obtained by the Post and described as a draft by a DHS spokeswoman, would allow the agency to circumvent immigrations courts for the removal of immigrants apprehended anywhere in the country and who cannot prove that they've been in the U.S. for more than 90 days.

The proposal would not require congressional approval. No decision has yet been made on the policy, DHS spokeswoman Joanne Talbot

More The Hill   by Max Greenwood

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