June 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that certain asylum seekers cannot seek federal court review of their fast-track deportation orders. The case, Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt argued the case and had this reaction to today’s decision:

“This ruling fails to live up to the Constitution’s bedrock principle that individuals deprived of their liberty have their day in court, and this includes asylum seekers. This decision means that some people facing flawed deportation orders can be forcibly removed with no judicial oversight, putting their lives in grave danger.”

Ruling: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/department-homeland-security-v-thuraissigiam-supreme-court-opinion

Statement: https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-comment-supreme-court-ruling-immigrants-rights-case-0

Case details: https://www.aclu.org/cases/department-homeland-security-v-vijayakumar-thuraissigiam

 

 

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