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Trump Calls For The Elimination Of Due Process In Deportation Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Trump Calls For The Elimination Of Due Process In Deportation Of Undocumented Immigrants





President Trump on Sunday made a stunning call for due process to be eliminated in deportation cases for undocumented immigrants, saying the US immigration system is a “mockery” and that “when somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came.”

He tweeted: “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents. Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit – we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!”



Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, tweeted: “Thank goodness for the Constitution, which requires due process. The Constitution and our laws are the only thing standing between Trump and deprivations of our rights, which is why he tries to undermine the judiciary at every turn.”

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe wrote: “Trump’s assertion of unreviewable power to serve as prosecutor, judge, and jury of every asylum-seeker’s claim of right to be here has no basis in our Constitution or laws. It is a power grab one would expect of a fascist dictator, beyond even George III.”

Former U.S. Ambassador Norm Eisen writes: “He’s trying to use the most vulnerable as a battering ram in his ongoing attack on the rule of law. But if he can deprive them of due process, American citizens will be next. How long before new chant at his rallies is “lock them all up”? Now is the time to hold the line.”




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