12 Judges Sent to Immigration Hot Spots to Speed-Up Deportation Process
As Democrats accuse President Trump of everything from working with Vladimir Putin to wanting to recreate Hitler’s Nazi Germany, staging “Resist” protests and getting “She Persisted” tattoos months after the election, the new president is simply going about keeping the promises he made to voters during the campaign – to “Make America Great Again.”
Trump has spent the 60 days since his inauguration taking steps to repeal Obamacare, undoing bad trade deals, talking to business and union leaders about bringing jobs back, improving vetting of people entering the U.S. from unstable countries in the Middle East and, of course, taking bids on “The Wall.”
And as part of his promise to address the problem of illegal immigration, Trump has ordered his Department of Justice to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to reassign immigration judges to 12 cities around the nation to expedite the deportation process of illegal aliens who have been charged with crimes.
The 12 cities include sanctuary cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix, as well as – surprisingly – Omaha, Nebraska. Baltimore is also considered a “sanctuary” city, although Mayor Catherine Pugh refuses to use the term, preferring “welcoming” instead.
Other cities in the judicial reassignment plan include several that are close to the Mexican border like Imperial, California, New Orleans, Miami, El Paso and Harlingen, Texas, or fit the criteria with large illegal populations with criminal backgrounds, like Bloomington, Minnesota.
The plan has not been finalized at this time, but the DOJ is asking for volunteers from the panel of judges who administer immigration law.
President Trump’s efforts to rein in illegal immigration have met with strong resistance as two Executive Orders were slapped with restraining orders by U.S. District Court judges in the liberal Ninth Circuit who agreed with plaintiffs that Trump is simply using the law to exclude Muslims from traveling to the U.S.
Trump, who relied on his statutory authority to issue the temporary Executive Order to allow U.S. security agencies time to evaluate and improve vetting procedures, has vowed to take the cases to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate”
The federal law, 8 U.S. 1182(f), clearly gives the president the broadest possible grant of authority to do exactly what President Trump did – triggering the immediate opposition from activist judges and liberal critics.