The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration is weighing the possibility of expanding the expedited deportation powers of DHS.”
A new policy already in draft form would take our deportation policy back to 2004. Since 2004, DHS has been authorized to bypass immigration courts only for immigrants living in the country illegally for less than two weeks and apprehended within 100 miles of the border.
George W. Bush was very generous in allowing illegal immigrants into the country and Barack H. Obama was worse.
The new proposal would empower the DHS to expedite the removal of illegal immigrants caught anywhere in the U.S. and who cannot prove they’ve lived continuously in the country for 90 days.
The possible expansion of powers has been confirmed by two administration officials – anonymously.
One must ask, why were the powers ever limited?
The Boston Herald reported that Jessica Vaughn, spokesperson for The Center of American Progress, praised the move. She said that in 1996 Congress authorized the expedited deportations of illegals caught anywhere in the U.S. who couldn’t prove they were in the U.S. for two years.
George W. Bush limited those powers. Barack H. Obama limited them more.
Why were the rules ever relaxed?
Why did the two presidents give illegal immigrants – who haven’t been vetted – constitutional rights once they were far enough into the border? They could be MS-13 or other criminals.
“The Bush administration limited it, the Obama administration limited it further, and so I think it’s very smart for the Trump administration to want to make use of it,” Vaughan said. “People shouldn’t be home free once they make it into the United States. If they’re caught in a fairly short period of time after making it past border control, it ought to be very easy to remove them — they shouldn’t be entitled to intensive due process in our immigration system.”
There will be a furor over this if it’s true. The judge in Hawaii, Derrick Watson, Obama’s former schoolmate, and other Obama embedded judges will be on that faster than on the travel ban.
Expect the sob stories to be splashed across the pages of the NY Times. You won’t ever hear the equivalent of the victims of illegal alien criminals.