FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP POLICY THAT DENIES BOND TO ASYLUM SEEKERS

FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP POLICY THAT DENIES BOND TO ASYLUM SEEKERS

By bartlett-weigle | 07/03/19

Seattle’s District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled on Tuesday, that people who are detained by federal immigration authorities after entering the country to seek protection, have the right for bond and can wait to resolve their cases outside of a jail cell.


“It is the finding of this Court that it is unconstitutional to deny these class members a bond hearing while they await a final determination of their asylum request,” Pechman wrote.
This decision was made after lawsuits against Trump’s new policy denying bond hearings to asylum seekers, such policy was supposed to be in effect two weeks from today.


The new rule doesn’t mean everyone detained crossing the border will be granted a bond, it means everyone will have the chance to request one.


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