“It seems like the focus now is identify and remove people as quickly as possible,” Ibañez Whitlock said. “For me, as an attorney, that raises serious due process concerns — because even non-citizens have certain due process rights in the United States.”
Attorney Lindsay Gray discusses how legally vetted and approved immigrants are being affected by the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban
“In the context of the executive order, due process rights “kick in” once a non-citizen has been deprived of their right to liberty. Those rights are given once the government chooses to detain a non-citizen, and much of the chaos surrounding the order rollout came from individuals being detained for hours on end and even being forcibly returned to other countries by government airport officials.