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I visited a Texas courtroom where dozens of chained immigrants were prosecuted under Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy - and it was surreal

27 days ago   |   By

Daniel Brown/Business Insider
I attended a mass prosecution proceeding in McAllen, Texas, where dozens of immigrants pleaded guilty to crossing the US-Mexico border illegally.
Under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy , everyone caught crossing the border illegally is charged with a federal crime, even if they're seeking asylum.
The immigrants were cuffed at the hands and feet, and chained at the waist throughout the court hearing. It was a surreal and sobering experience.
MCALLEN, TEXAS - I counted 62.
That's how many undocumented immigrants sat in the five wooden rows of the...
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Trump tweets he wants to deport illegal immigrants 'with no Judges or Court Cases' - a move that would violate due process

Trump tweets he wants to deport illegal immigrants 'with no Judges or Court Cases' - a move that would violate due process

27 days ago   |   By

Evan Vucci/AP
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US should start deporting illegal immigrants with no legal process.
He said those who "invade our Country" will be removed with "no Judges or Court Cases".
Trump's proposed move would violate immigrants' rights to due process guaranteed by the US Constitution and clarified by the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US should deport immigrants who enter the US illegally with no legal process.
Trump said once "somebody comes in" the country, they should be removed with "no Judges or Court...
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