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the trump administration will soon make it easier to immediately deport suppose that illegal immigrants caught anywhere in the United States that's according to the department of homeland security who on Monday announced the new rule which would expand a program typically applied only along the southern border with Mexico previously only immigrants caught within a hundred miles of the border who had been in the country two weeks or less could be quickly deported but going forward any apparent illegal crossers who cannot prove the agents that they have been living in the country for two years could be ordered deported and fast the DHS as that increasing rapid deportations would free up space in detention centers and ease the strain on immigration courts facing a backlog of cases the ACLU which has fought against many trump immigration policies in courts immigration law called the new rule unlawful and vowed to sue the announcement comes as a deadline was reached Monday for the US to decide whether Mexico had sufficiently cut the number of central American asylum seekers reaching the US border to avert punitive tariffs it's unclear how the US wants to proceed but Mexico says it will not agree to further discussion of a safe third country status important in frugal such an agreement would in theory push asylum seekers to apply for refuge in Mexico instead of the United States