The Trump administration is granting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) additional powers to rapidly deport illegal aliens by bypassing immigration courts, according to reports.
The powers will apply in situations where an illegal immigrant is unable to prove they have been residing in the United States continuously for at least two years.
Homeland defense officials can unlock their fast-track “expedited removal” power to quickly deport illegal aliens nationwide when they fail to meet the requirements.
Pro-mass-immigration progressives, lawyers, and activists are protesting the new removal power.
Previously, the rule was restricted to new migrants who were caught within 100 miles of the border, often walking northwards or being smuggled in a vehicle.