Deporting asylum-seekers without giving them a chance to make their case would violate US and international laws
"“The reason why asylum-seekers are exempted from immediate removal from the U.S. is because of our international treaty obligations. . . .The U.S. has a long history, prior to the signing of the Refugee Convention in 1967, of turning away asylum-seekers. We turned away boatloads of Jews during World War II and we didn't want to go back to that time.'"