Trump says people who cross border illegally should be deported 'with no judges'
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.”
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. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents …— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2018
….Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2018
House Republicans could easily pass a Bill on Strong Border Security but remember, it still has to pass in the Senate, and for that we need 10 Democrat votes, and all they do is RESIST. They want Open Borders and don’t care about Crime! Need more Republicans to WIN in November!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Hiring manythousands 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. Children brought back to their country……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
….If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks - and at very little, by comparison, cost. This is the only real answer - and we must continue to BUILD THE WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018