President Trump has announced immigrants should be deported “immediately”—without seeing judges and without due process. In a series of xenophobic tweets, Trump wrote, “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came.” Trump also lashed out at immigrants in an address Saturday.
President Donald Trump: “Unfortunately, open-border Democrats support the loopholes that prevent families from being detained and removed together. They just want everyone to be released into our country, no matter how dangerous they are. They can be killers. They can be thieves. They can be horrible people. The Democrats say it’s OK for them to be in our country. I don’t think so. Congress, and Congress alone, can solve the problem. And the only solution that will work is being able to detain, prosecute and promptly remove anyone who illegally crosses the border.”
This comes after Trump was forced, under enormous pressure, to sign an executive order last week reversing his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border in violation of international law.