Trump Administration expands fast-tracked deportation practices

Trump Administration expands fast-tracked deportation practices

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it would expand its expedited removal program, usually limited to the southern border, to rapidly deport undocumented immigrants found anywhere in the United States.

The Trump Administration cites long detention waits and immigrant court backlogs as the rationale behind the dramatic expansion. However, by eliminating review with an immigration judge, expedited removal removes due process for immigrants who have lived here for years, creating chaos and uncertainty in immigrant communities. Furthermore, should a U.S. citizen be taken into custody, they can now be fast-tracked for removal without an option to speak before a judge.

Visit the links below to learn more about expedited removal policies and their latest expansion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/politics/trump-immigration-deportations.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-immigration-deportation/us-to-expand-rapid-deportation-nationwide-with-sweeping-new-rule-idUSL2N24N0Q4

Reuters: Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

Reuters: Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

I was quoted in a Reuters article on President Trump’s executive order that suspends the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

“…Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell Law School, said the administration may struggle to justify the national security concerns underpinning the order, as the flow of migrants across the southern border has fallen in recent years. 

‘We also have an obligation under international law not to return people to a country where they fear persecution,’ he said…”

The full article is on Reuters.com, here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-asylum/trump-signs-order-limiting-migrant-asylum-at-u-s-mexico-border-idUSKCN1NE1PV

Reuters: Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

Reuters: Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

I was quoted in a January 4 article by Reuters regarding Trump’s call to restrict legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members to enter the U.S. Trump claims this “chain migration” threatens national security.

Immigration supporters said any efforts by the administration to restrict the entry of family members of migrants was shortsighted. They “bring drive and entrepreneurial spirit to the United States,” said Steve Yale-Loehr, an immigration law expert at Cornell University.

The article is here.

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’