ACLU Comment on Attorney General Action Against Asylum Seekers
NEW YORK — Attorney General William Barr tonight directed immigration judges to deny bond hearings to asylum seekers.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:
“This is the Trump administration’s latest assault on people fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in the United States. Our Constitution does not allow the government to lock up asylum seekers without basic due process. We’ll see the administration in court.”
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