Judge Blocks Trump Policy Keeping Asylum-Seekers Locked Up

For the past 50 years, the government has given asylum-seekers bond hearings before immigration judges.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings. Attorney General William Barr announced in April that the government…

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