The White House is exploring whether to dramatically expand the role of the Department of Homeland Security to hasten the deportation of illegal immigrants, USA Today reports.
Right now, authorities can bypass immigration courts for those who have been in the country less than two weeks and who have been apprehended within 100 miles of the border. Under a proposal outlined in a 13-page memo obtained by the Post, the department could remove those who are apprehended anywhere in the United States who cannot prove they have been in the country for more than 90 days.
The proposal is in draft form and no final decisions have been made on it by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, DHS spokeswoman Joanne Talbot told the Post. Read more at USA Today.