Trump Demands Congress Tell Illegals to Get Off Our Lawn

President urged lawmakers to pass statutes to get unlawful immigrants out of the country without being 'forced to endure a long, costly trial'

President Donald Trump resumed his calls Thursday for lawmakers to fix the nation’s “insane” immigration system when he urged them to throw illegal immigrants “out” just “as they would if they were standing on your front lawn.”

“Congress must pass smart, fast and reasonable Immigration Laws now. Law Enforcement at the Border is doing a great job, but the laws they are forced to work with are insane. When people, with or without children, enter our Country, they must be told to leave without our … Country being forced to endure a long and costly trial,” Trump tweeted.

“Tell the people ‘OUT,’ and they must leave, just as they would if they were standing on your front lawn. Hiring thousands of ‘judges’ does not work and is not acceptable — only Country in the World that does this!” Trump added. “Congress — FIX OUR INSANE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW!”

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Trump enraged liberals and open-borders activists in June when he called for illegal immigrants to be sent back immediately to their home countries instead of staying here for years as litigation ensues.

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” Trump tweeted on June 24. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…”

The president’s comments come as he continues facing a barrage of negative press for separating illegal-immigrant children from adults claiming to be their parents at the border by referring the parents for prosecution. Trump ended the family separation policy via executive order in June, days after the media firestorm began.

The zero-tolerance policy and family separations led some Democratic lawmakers to begin calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — a move that previously only extreme open borders advocates seeking unrestricted immigration had favored.

Many liberals also lamented that Trump sought to take away illegal immigrants’ “due process” rights by seeking their swift expulsion from the U.S.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April that Trump administration officials anticipated the appointment of dozens of new immigration court judges to speed up backlogs of deportation cases.

Related: Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here

Trump has long called for fixes to U.S. immigration laws to strengthen border security and hasten deportation proceedings. But Congress has largely failed to act on Trump’s immigration enforcement agenda; two GOP proposals failed last month.

(photo credit, homepage image: Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore; photo credit, article image: Mr. Donald Trump New Hampshire Town Hall, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Michael Vadon)

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