Last Thursday, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) voted 7 in favor and 2 against the return of a Sri Lankan “refugee” who proved unable to provide a convincing reason as to why he would be in danger as a Tamil minority in Sri Lanka.
The ruling also applies to any asylum seeker who is unable to provide convincing evidence of the need for asylum.
This makes it easier to deport failed asylum seekers quickly, without the asylum seeker continuing to sue.
The decision of SCOTUS thus makes the decision of a lower court, which spoke in favor of Sri Lankan Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam.
Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam fled Sri Lanka and entered the US illegally through the Mexican border. The man was arrested quite shortly after entering American territory.
Since 2004, immigration authorities have been looking for opportunities to deport illegal border crossers arrested less than 100 miles from the border and in the US for less than two weeks.
The Trump administration wants to further extend these powers so that arrested illegal immigrants anywhere in the US who have been in the country for two years or less can be quickly repatriated.
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