US President Trump wants to deport people without “judges and courts”

US President Donald Trump now wants speedy deportations without judicial process: “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came”


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US President Donald Trump has called for speedy deportations that bypass any judicial process. "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came," Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday, BBC reported.

The comments come days after he reversed a policy to separate migrant children from their parents following fierce backlash at home and abroad.

Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is getting increasingly strident ahead of mid-term polls in the United States. The mid-term elections will be held around November 6, 2018, in the middle of Trump's term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested, in addition to local state elections. Trump’s Republican Party controls the House of Representatives but are 10 votes short in the Senate. Trump hopes that more Republicans will enter the Senate in November, and hopes this will enable him to pass legislations on stronger border rules.

“House Republicans could easily pass a Bill on Strong Border Security but remember, it still has to pass in the Senate, and for that we need 10 Democrat votes, and all they do is RESIST. They want Open Borders and don’t care about Crime! Need more Republicans to WIN in November!” tweeted the President late on Sunday night.

The President did not make the distinction between economic migrants and those seeking asylum. As of May, all migrants who cross the US border illegally face criminal prosecution under the "zero tolerance" policy.

Trump has faced criticism, including from his own Republican Party, for his choice of language on Twitter. When he earlier said immigrants threatened "to pour into and infest our Country", Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen tweeted back at him saying his "baseless rhetoric" was "repugnant" and dehumanised those looking for a better life.

US immigration officials say 2,342 children were separated from 2,206 parents from May 5 to June 9.

On June 20, Trump backed down from his support for the policy and signed an executive order ending the practice of separating families. He said at the time: "I did not like the sight or feeling of families being separated." Trump's directive allows for long-term detention of immigrant children (albeit with their parents), which violates federal law that limits child detention to 20 days.

Now, Trump has taken the anti-immigrant talk up several notches again. Even with the expected raised rhetoric in election season, it is disturbing to hear a country’s leader calling for his own country’s laws to be bypassed.

With IANS inputs

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