WOW! Only two months into the Trump presidency, and we’re already seeing the DOJ go full speed ahead on deportations.
According to Reuters, the Justice Department is asking for 50 judges to volunteer for 1-2 month deployments to immigration detention centers across the US. If they don’t get enough volunteers, they’ll assign judges to detention centers – but I suspect we’ll be seeing plenty of volunteers.
Right now, there’s a massive backlog of immigration cases waiting to be processed – over 550,000! Trump campaigned on a promise to be tough on immigration and keeping the “bad dudes” out through the Wall.
And now he’s following through. Court will be in session from 6 a.m till 10 p.m. so that these judges can process cases and work through this insane backlog.
These judges will be sent to detention centers in Adelanto, Calfornia, San Diego, and Chicago. It doesn’t escape me that California and Chicago are on the list – California is a magnet for illegal immigration and the crime levels in Chicago are difficult to think about. Good for President Trump for targeting the trouble spots right away.
Hear what President Trump (then-candidate Trump) has to say about Chicago: