A few minutes before the clock struck Midnight last Friday, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s policy to fast-track deportations across the US.
The policy, known as expedited removal, has been used to deport immigrants who illegally entered the US within 100 miles of the border and have no immigration hearing set.
In July, the Trump administration announced they wanted to expand the policy to include illegal immigrants all over the country who couldn’t prove they have been here for at least two years.
US District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee, issued a preliminary injunction against the new policy changes. In her opinion, the proposed policy violated procedures that require a formal notice for federal rule changes and ignores problems at the border caused by the current use of expedited removal.
This decision was handed down on the same day that a federal judge in California blocked ICE from relying only on databases to find people who are in the country illegally.
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