The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a big victory on Thursday, allowing for the expedited deportation of some asylum seekers, who won't be allowed to argue their case to a federal judge. In a 7-2 ruling written by Justice Alito (and included Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the majority), immigrants who fail their initial asylum screenings will be eligible for expedited removal, according to AP.
H/T: Zero Hedge
Fox News reports Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam, a Sri Lankan national, had crossed the southern U.S. border without documentation in January 2017, was apprehended within 25 yards of the border, and detained for expedited removal. According to court documents, he said he was afraid of returning to Sri Lanka because he had once been abducted and beaten by a group of men, but did not know who they were or why they attacked him. At the time, he said that he did not fear persecution due to his political beliefs, race, or any other protected characteristics.
“In this case, however, respondent did not ask to be released. Instead, he sought entirely different relief: vacatur of his 'removal order' and 'an order directing [the Department] to provide him with a new . . . opportunity to apply for asylum and other relief from removal,'” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion, ruling “that relief falls outside the scope of the common-law habeas writ.”
Expedited deportation is now becoming essential to the prosperity of the United States. Cartel members have exploited the compassion of the US to run rampant within the country causing destruction while hiding behind the migrants who seek to live freely. https://t.co/f8OapC9TfQ— Joe Nathan Pyatt Jr (@JoeisLegitimate) June 25, 2020
This one's big: the Supreme Court just found that expedited removal doesn't violate the constitution, and immigrants placed in the swift deportation process can't contest it in court https://t.co/U4WwVlVtMx— Michelle Hackman (@MHackman) June 25, 2020
"The Supreme Court sided 7-2 with President Donald Trump on Thursday in a case over...a streamlined process known as “expedited removal."" https://t.co/ZSoqXOHMU9— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) June 25, 2020
First and only Supreme Court opinion today: Constitutionality of expedited deportation. The wait continues for LA abortion, congressional subpoenas for Trump financial records, faithless electors.https://t.co/3z3XQ5FRpw pic.twitter.com/5k0o0IXI3E— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) June 25, 2020
Alito writes the decision that rejects arguments, including due process, for judicial review of his credible fear proceeding pic.twitter.com/aukL6vrdmt— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) June 25, 2020