President Donald Trump Speeds Up Deportation But There Is An Exception for Stateless Immigrants
Feb 23, 2017 07:52 AM EST
President Donald Trump has pushed on with his deportation plans and has ordered his administration to implement immigration laws using a more aggressive approach. This way, the Trump administration can have complete control over the detection, arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants.
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released documents stating the scope of Trump’s immigration laws, including deportation. According to NY Times, these measures include undocumented immigrants’ crimes being publicized as well as their privacy protections being taken away. The president has also called for local police officers to become enforcers of the immigrations laws.
New detention facilities will be prioritized, although asylum seekers will be greatly discouraged. Ultimately, these measures will contribute to the speeding up of the deportation process.
However, recent reports are bringing up the US Supreme Court’s ruling in 2001, stating that the government is not allowed to indefinitely detain and deport immigrants who are not accepted by other countries or if their home country has already been wiped out.
Moreover, new countries have been cited to appear recently, including South Sudan in 2011 and Kosovo in 2008. Deemed as the aspiring nation-states, these new countries further complicate the deportation process for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“People think we can just put someone on a plane and then kick them out in Moscow or wherever,” a Homeland Security official said to Quartz Media last year. It takes years for such department to negotiate with other nations in convincing them to accept immigrants that may not be officially their citizen.
In a report from December 2012, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees noted that from 2005 to 2010, there had been 1,087 requests seeking for asylum in the US from individuals reported as stateless. Between 2009 and 2014, records indicate that the ICE effectively deported approximately 500 individuals with obsolete passports, including those from the Soviet Union and the Netherlands.