US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court | 2019-07-23

US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

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23rd July, 2019 11:32:58 printer

US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

 

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 have 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.

It comes as US immigration policy comes under increasing scrutiny - in particular, the conditions at the country's detention centres on the southern border with Mexico.


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