Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Push for Swifter Immigrant Deportations

A federal district judge blocked the Trump administration from expanding a policy allowing the government to quickly deport illegal immigrants without going through immigration courts.

The policy, known as expedited removal, is currently applied to immigrants who are found within 100 miles of the Mexican or Canadian borders, and who entered the U.S. illegally in the last two weeks.

In July, the Trump administration moved to expand the application of the policy to the entire country and to any immigrant who entered the U.S. illegally in the previous two years.

Late on Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson took issue with the process the administration used to expand the policy.

Article URL : https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-blocks-trump-administrations-plan-to-expand-sped-up-immigrant-deportations-11569692806?mod=e2tw

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