by Joe Scudder
Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” was one attempt to honor some of his immigration promises. The Establishment-captured courts stopped that until recently and even now it is not allowed to be fully implemented. But, whether it is a good idea to expand the powers of DHS or not, Trump has obviously not been dissuaded from pursuing the fulfillment of his immigration promises, this time by making deportation easier.
The Washington Post reports, “In memo, Trump administration weighs expanding the expedited deportation powers of DHS.”
The Trump administration is weighing a new policy to dramatically expand the Department of Homeland Security’s powers to expedite the deportations of some illegal immigrants.
Since 2004, the agency has been authorized to bypass immigration courts only for immigrants who had been living in the country illegally for less than two weeks and were apprehended within 100 miles of the border.