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President Trump would like to see more expedited removals of undocumented immigrants — a way to legally circumvent immigration courts before deportation for certain undocumented immigrants, Sarah Sanders said in Monday's press briefing.

The bottom line: "Just because you don’t see a judge doesn’t mean you aren’t receiving due process," Sanders said. She added that ultimately, Trump wants a wall and better border security to avoid “all of these problems to begin with.”

"There are thousands of illegal aliens that are removed every month that don't see judges...the president's ultimate goal would be that we have actually a secure border."

Immigration next steps:

  • When asked if the Trump administration was making any changes to immigrants' due process rights, particularly in asylum-seeking situations, Sanders said that they are looking at what the administration is legally allowed to do, adding that it is ultimately up to Congress to act. "Are we walking around making up laws? No, we’re not the Obama administration.”
  • When asked whether the administration's policy of separating children was "civil," Sanders said, "It wasn’t our administration that created these laws but it is our administration’s job to enforce it."

The Red Hen restaurant fiasco:

  • Sanders led the briefing by addressing her rejection from the Virginia restaurant: "Healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important. But the calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable," she said.
  • "My husband and I politely left and went home... A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children."

Go deeper: The story behind Sarah Sanders' boot from a VA restaurant

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Trump impeachment trial to start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.

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CDC extends interval between COVID vaccine doses for exceptional cases

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Patients can space out the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine by up to six weeks if it’s "not feasible" to follow the shorter recommended window, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

Driving the news: With the prospect of vaccine shortages and a low likelihood that supply will expand before April, the latest changes could provide a path to vaccinate more Americans — a top priority for President Biden.