July 23, 2019
Well, I’m cautiously optimistic.
I mean. I’m not really. But I could be.
The US government is introducing a new fast-track deportation process that will bypass immigration courts.
Under the new rules, any undocumented migrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the US continuously for more than two years can be immediately deported.
The policy is expected to be published on Tuesday, and then implemented across the country with immediate effect.
However the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rights group has said it plans to challenge the policy in court.
Previously, only people detained within 100 miles (160km) of the border who had been in the US for less two weeks could be deported quickly.
Migrants who were found elsewhere, or who had been in the country for more than two weeks, would need to be processed through the courts and would be entitled to legal representation.
But the new rules state that people can be deported regardless of where in the country they are when they are detained, and are unlikely to have access to an attorney.
The Department of Homeland Security said the new rules would allow it to pursue large numbers of illegal migrants more efficiently.
ACLU announced on social media that it was launching a legal challenge to the policy.
“We are suing to quickly stop Trump’s efforts to massively expand the expedited removal of immigrants,” the rights group tweeted.
“Immigrants that have lived here for years will have less due process rights than people get in traffic court. The plan is unlawful. Period.”
Actually, immigrants don’t have any rights. The Constitution only applies to US citizens.
The ACLU only claims otherwise because it is run by Iranians, who want to destroy America.
Oh no wait.
The ACLU is run by Jews.
There must be some confusion.
Jews are God’s chosen people, so they can’t possibly be trying to destroy America on purpose.