Trump: We must ‘immediately’ return undocumented immigrants ‘with no judges or court cases’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE on Sunday called for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. to be sent “back from where they came” without going through the judicial process in deportation cases.

“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,” Trump tweeted.

He added that the U.S.’s immigration policy is “very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years” and “must be based on merit.”

Trump's call to eliminate due process from deportation cases is likely to draw fire from critics and immigration advocates.

Trump has made a crackdown on immigration a key element of his administration. He has long called for stronger immigration laws since the start of his campaign, including his promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and have Mexico pay for it.


His administration implemented a "zero tolerance" policy at the border earlier this year, mandating that all adults apprehended illegally crossing the border face prosecution.

Trump faced backlash for the policy, which resulted in the separations of immigrant children and parents at the border, before he ended the separations last week.

— This report was updated at 12:02 p.m.