Immigration Law

Trump says people who cross border illegally should be deported 'with no judges'

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President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that people who cross the border illegally should be sent back “with no judges or court cases.”

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country,” Trump tweeted. Politico and the Washington Post have coverage of the tweets.

Trump continued the theme Monday, though he said people should be turned away at the border. “Hiring many thousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go—will always be disfunctional [sic]. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally.”

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, reacted to Trump’s Sunday tweets in an emailed statement. “What President Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional,” Jadwat said. “Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally.”

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