Ex­pe­dit­ing de­por­ta­tions?

Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion weighs ex­pand­ing DHS pow­ers

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Abi­gail Hauslohner and David Nakamura

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is weigh­ing a pol­icy to dra­mat­i­cally ex­pand the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity’s pow­ers to ex­pe­dite the de­por­ta­tions.

Since 2004, the agency has been au­tho­rized to by­pass im­mi­gra­tion courts only for im­mi­grants in the coun­try il­le­gally for less than two weeks who were ap­pre­hended within 100 miles of the bor­der.

Un­der the pro­posal, DHS could seek ex­pe­dited re­moval of any il­le­gal im­mi­grants who are ap­pre­hended and can­not prove they have lived in the coun­try con­tin­u­ously for more than 90 days, ac­cord­ing to a memo ob­tained by The Washington Post.

Two ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials con­firmed the plan, which does not re­quire con­gres­sional ap­proval, is un­der re­view.

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