Two civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s policy to fast-track deportations. On Tuesday, August 6, the ACLU, the American Immigration Council, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP filed the complaint on behalf of immigrant organizations which challenges the president’s new policy to fast-track deportations. The rule puts any immigrant at risk for expedited removal if they cannot prove continuous residence in the U.S. for more than two years, eliminating the previous requirement that expedited removal only apply within 100 miles of the border to those who had been in the country for less than two weeks (and without a hearing from an immigration judge). The complaint alleges in part that the policy gives officers too much discretion without meaningful review. An attorney with the ACLU emphasized the issue: “this is a dramatic — and illegal — escalation in the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities.”

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

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