The Trump administration announced plans on Monday to increase the number of immigration officers who have to deport migrants before appearing in court. This move, the White House said, could mean less time for imprisoned migrants, as the cases meander through the legal system.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Immigration Council have promised that they will sue to block the policy, which is expected to begin on Tuesday.
Outdated critics insist that politics grants too much power to immigration officials and US customs and border guards.
The announcement marked the second important political change within eight days of an unprecedented rise of families from North America's North Triangle of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Royce Murray, the executive director of the American Immigration Council, told the New York Times that the Trump administration "is throwing everything at asylum seekers to get everyone in the way and to deport as many people as possible.
The accelerated deportations can be illegal for anyone in the country for less than two years.
Kevin McAleenan, the acting Minister of Homeland Security, noted the nationwide expansion of The Accelerated Deportation Authority as another effort by the Trump administration He said homeland security detainees with the new deportation power were illegally deporting migrants in the country faster than the Justice Department immigration courts, which could take years of determination. [1
" Accelerated deportation "gives law enforcement authorities comprehensive powers for the deportation of persons, without them being allowed to appear before an immigration judge with limited exceptions. McAleenan said that 20,570 people arrested in the country from October 2017 to September 2018 were less than two years old in the United States, which would allow them to be quickly deported under the new rule.
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The average length of immigration detention for those in rapid relief was 11.4 days from October 2017 to September 2018, compared to 51.5 days for Persons arrested in the interior of the country.
The Associated Press contributed to this report