Trump administration weighs expanding DHS powers
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.