Attorney General Sessions Calls for Fast-Track Deportations
During an appearance at the Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Session requested that Congress curb due process for immigrants by making it difficult for an individual to seek asylum and to increase the deportation process.
Sessions accused the current asylum system of being subject to rampant abuse and fraud and the asylum seekers of abusing loopholes in our governments system.
Sessions also focused on the backlog in immigration court cases. He’s called for an expansion of expedited removal so that immigration officers can quickly deport certain non-citizens who are in the U.S. undocumented without bringing them before an immigration judge. This is something normally only done to those apprehended within two weeks of arrival.
Since many of the changes the Attorney General is looking to make would require legislative action, Session has urged Congress to pass laws in order to effectuate them.