UPDATED 6:40 AM PT — Thrus. June 7, 2018
In a first for Southern California, San Diego’s federal court is planning a mass prosecution of people who illegally cross the border.
The policy of prosecuting up to 100 migrants per day is already in use in Arizona and Texas, but shows a significant escalation in President Trump’s plan to secure the border.
San Diego’s Operation Streamline will move groups of migrants from arraignment to sentencing in a matter of hours.
Southern California’s federal district has not expedited such cases for decades, when the region was overrun with illegal immigration.
The plan has yet to be finalized, but is moving through committees.