The ACLU has just responded to President Trump after he tweeted out early on Monday morning that the United States should end due process rights for immigrants crossing the border.
What President Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional. Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally.”
A reminder to the president: The Fifth Amendment says that the federal government that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”
The precise wording the Amendment uses is “no person,” but the substance remains the same.
Here’s what Trump said:
“Hiring many thousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go – will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country……”
*That was an exact quote. Trump just misspelled the word dysfunctional.
Yesterday Trump maintained the same thing: that carrying out due process for border migrants was slowing things down, only getting in his way of stopping illegal immigration.
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. 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…”
Trump might not like this part of the Constitution but as president he put his hand on the Bible in front of millions and swore to protect it.
If Trump needs a reminder, here it is.