The Washington Post reported on Friday that they’ve obtained a 13-page internal memo out of the Department of Homeland Security which outlines a plan to remove certain illegal aliens from the country without a court hearing.
Current laws state that only immigrants who have been in the country illegally for less than two weeks and were arrested within 100 miles of the border can be turned away without going in front of a judge.
If the memo is accurate, then the agency could be considering an expedited removal of illegal immigrants apprehended anywhere in the U.S. who cannot prove they have lived in the country continuously for more than 90 days.
According to the Post, “Two administration confirmed to the newspaper that the memo was shared within the White House in May, and DHS is reviewing comments on the document from the Office of Management and Budget.”
Homeland Security spokeswoman Joanne Talbot said she had not seen the memo and no decisions have been made about it. But she did say, “The potential changes would allow DHS to more efficiently use resources to remove persons who have been illegally present for relatively brief periods of time while still observing due-process requirements.
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