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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trump admin. to weigh expanding expedited deportation

The Trump administration is considering a new policy to give the Department of Homeland Security a lot more power to speed up deportations of certain illegal immigrants.

Under the proposal, the DHS would be empowered to seek the expedited removal of illegal immigrants apprehended anywhere in the country who can't prove they've lived her continuously for more than 90 days. Since 2004, the DHS could only bypass immigration courts for those who've been living here illegally for less than two weeks and were caught within 100 miles of the border.

If enacted, these new guidelines would be a major increase in the agency's authority to speed up deportations.

The proposed new policy wouldn't need congressional approval, according to two administration officials, who wished to remain anonymous in order to let us guess as to whether or not this should be considered 'fake news.'

One anonymous official said that the memo was circulated at the White House and the DHS is reviewing comments on the document from the Office of Management and Budget.

Joanne F. Talbot, a DHS spokesperson, said she hasn't seen the memo and describes it as a draft and emphasized that no final decisions have been made by DHS's John Kelly.

This proposal may give an entirely new meaning to the term: 'Adios.'

Illegal immigration rights advocates denounced the proposal saying it would strip illegal immigrants of due process rights that don't apply to them.