DHS Vastly Expands Expedited Deportation Authority

By Nicole Narea (July 22, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration is expanding its authority to initiate expedited removal proceedings against noncitizens who have been living in the U.S. for up to two years and deport them without an immigration court hearing, according to a Monday announcement.

The Department of Homeland Security said that, starting Tuesday, it is instituting a new rule under which unauthorized noncitizens across the entire U.S. — not just those apprehended within 100 air miles of a land border — who arrived in the last two years via a land border could be subject to expedited removal proceedings.

"The effect of that change will be...

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