Jun 24, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump’s new immigration demand: No due process for border crossers

President Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that illegal immigrants entering the United States should be deported "immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases" — a radical suggestion that would deprive illegal immigrants of due process and could deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach the U.S.

The big picture: Such a move would go radically farther than the Trump administration's current "zero tolerance" policy, which aggressively enforces the 1965 law that made illegal entry into the U.S. a federal misdemeanor. The goal of the new policy was to criminally prosecute 100% of immigrants caught illegally crossing the border.

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