Supreme Court Grants Trump Admin More Power to Quickly Deport Asylum Seekers

Headline Roundup June 26th, 2020

A Washington D.C. federal appeals court and the Supreme Court each handed down rulings this week that enhance the Trump administration's power to deport asylum seekers and people in the country illegally through expedited removal. The rulings prevent individuals from challenging their expedited removal in a federal court, allowing immigration officials to quickly deport people who have recently entered the country illegally.

Coverage from right-rated outlets placed more focus on the supposedly slow deportation process that the rulings would prevent. Coverage from left-rated outlets concentrated more on the fact that the rulings could potentially endanger asylum seekers who fear retribution upon returning to their country of origin. Reports on all sides detailed the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling, and the separate post-ruling opinions written by the conservative and liberal justices.

Supreme Court Grants Trump Admin More Power to Quickly Deport Asylum Seekers

From the Right
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The Supreme Court rejected an ACLU-backed bid to slow deportations Thursday, dealing a major victory to the Trump administration and denying some asylum seekers the right to make their case to a federal judge.

A Sri Lankan migrant named Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam, who was apprehended just 25 yards from the southern border after entering the country illegally, is at the center of the case. The legal question was whether asylum seekers can seek habeas corpus, the basic right to have your detention reviewed by a judge, when they are fast-tracked for...

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From the Center
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The Trump administration's expedited removal program has scored its second court victory this week.

On Tuesday, a Washington, D.C. federal appeals court ruled the Trump administration could expand expedited removal, which allows for the fast-tracked deportation of undocumented immigrants without a lengthy court hearing. And on Thursday, the Supreme Court weighed in, ruling 7-2 to bar undocumented immigrants from challenging their expedited deportation in federal court.

For the past 24 years, expedited removal has let immigration officials apprehend undocumented people found within 100 miles of a U.S. border, within 14...

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From the Left
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In a win for the Department of Homeland Security, the Supreme Court said Thursday that a Sri Lankan farmer who lost his bid for asylum in the United States after immigration officials ordered his removal could not challenge that decision in federal court.

The ruling will keep courthouse doors closed to asylum seekers in expedited removal processes who say they cannot return home because they have a credible fear of torture or even death.

The ruling is a win for the Trump administration, which has attempted to dramatically limit who's...

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