Attorney general says asylum seekers will be detained through proceedings
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 The Justice Department has ruled that undocumented immigrants who apply for asylum in the U.S. must be detained while their cases are considered. Attorney General William Barr says asylum-seekers who demonstrate "credible fear" are no longer eligible to be released on bond. Paula Reid reports.
The U.S. Attorney General is ending asylum seekers’ opportunity to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge. The ruling expands indefinite detention for migrants waiting months or years for their cases to be heard. This was the first immigration court ruling from President Donald Trump’s new...
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