This is the Second hold placed on the Trump immigration crackdown in a week….
The first was against holding migrant children for an indefinite period of time, which has been government agreed policy for decades ….
A judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that aimed to expedite the deportation of migrants who can’t prove they have been in the U.S. for more than two years.
“Both the public interest and the balance of the harms weigh in favor of the issuance of a preliminary injunction,” wrote Jackson, an Obama appointee.
“Consequently, DHS is prohibited from applying the expanded expedited removal policy to anyone to whom it would apply, while this action proceeds,” she added, referring to the Department of Homeland Security.
The policy seeks to expand on an existing policy that permits low-level officials to fast-track deportation without a hearing within 100 miles of the border and for individuals who have been in the country less than two weeks.
The expansion would affect migrants anywhere in the U.S., beyond those who arrive by sea and who haven’t been in the country for at least two years….