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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

NYTimes.com Wednesday, 17 April 2019 ()
Attorney General William Barr issued an order on Tuesday that could keep thousands of migrants in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum request.
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The U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to be heard. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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