Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Todd Ruger on Roll Call reports on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's decision yesterday on challenges to the Trump administration's expansion of expedited removal. The court overturned a preliminary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new rule that significantly expands the U.S. government's power to summarily remove a noncitizen from the United States.
Judge Patricia Millett, appointed by President Obama, wrote for the majority siding with the Trump administration and its efforts to expand expedited removal -- removal without a hearing before a judge -- to noncitizens found anywhere in the United States within two years of crossing the border. Previously, expedited removal had been limited to noncitizens apprehended within one hundred miles of the border who had been in the country for less than two weeks.