Attorney General William Barr denies bond hearings to detained asylum seekers whose claims have been found viable, and a class action suit challenges this detention without process.
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied in part and granted in part a motion for a preliminary injunction against the government's construction of a border wall using funds reprogrammed by the Defense Department, enjoining the secretaries of defense, treasury and homeland security from taking action to construct a wall along certain sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The opinion is available here and below.
A two-judge majority found that the Immigration and Nationality Act grants discretion to keep migrants seeking to enter the United States in Mexico pending a hearing.
The president justified new restrictions on asylum as a response to the recent marked uptick in arrivals at the southern border. But each measure is a blunt instrument that could harm bona fide asylum claimants.
The House of Representatives has applied for a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's use of funds to construct a border wall under 10 U.S.C. § 284 and 10 U.S.C. § 2808(a). The document is available here and below.
If President Trump really told Department of Homeland Security officials to stop processing asylum requests, it’s a pretty blatant violation of the Take Care Clause of the Constitution and the president’s oath of office.
U.S. border enforcement efforts begin much farther south than the Rio Grande.
The Sixth Circuit denied habeas relief to individuals seeking stays of removal, arguing that habeas does not extend to relief that does not guarantee release from detention into the United States.
With President Trump poised to toughen immigration policies, Americans are particularly concerned about family separation—but nearly half of Republicans find the separation policy “acceptable.”
The language and structure of the statute the Department of Homeland Security claimed as authority lead to the conclusion that the provision cannot be applied to asylum seekers.