Nearly a month and a half after the Trump administration announced a policy expanding expedited removal from the border zones to the whole country, the policy has not been implemented. Expedited removal is currently limited to within 100 miles of the border and allows for immigrants to be deported without seeing a lawyer or a judge, and with only limited ways to challenge the decision. The policy expanding expedited removal nationwide was announced on July 23, and last month agency filings indicated it was to begin on September 1. However, a lawyer for the DOJ told a judge on Friday that the government had not yet put the policy into effect and did not have an answer for when it would be implemented.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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