Under President Trump’s new immigration order issued Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security is given the authority to detain and deport and undocumented person even if they don’t have a criminal record. It also significantly increases the number of immigration enforcement agents.
Here is Robert Reich's take on the situation:
The 14th Amendment of the Constitution bars government from depriving any
person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
The hell with it, says Trump.
The Department of Homeland Security has just empowered immigration authorities
1. Automatically deport anyone who can’t prove they’ve been in the country for
more than two years. Proof doesn't require a court hearing.
2. Jail suspected criminal immigrants, without a court hearing.
3. Deport parents and other adults who are accused of helping children enter
the U.S. illegally. An accusation will do.
4. Jail people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Just being a suspect
is enough to land you in the clinker. No court hearing is required.
5. Deputize local law enforcers to help federal authorities do all this. (What
happens to "sanctuary" cities and states?)
So how will immigration authorities target people? The color of their skin?
Their accents? Their names?
Is this America?
Says Immigration Authorities Can Deport Pretty Much Any Undocumented Person