ABA President Urges Attorney General to Reconsider Asylum-Seeker Detention - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 25, 2019
ABA President Bob Carlson wrote in a letter sent to Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday that his recent decision to remove the right of certain asylum-seekers to receive a bond hearing before an immigration judge will not only harm asylum-seekers, but the entire immigration court system, the ABA Journal reports. Carlson urged Barr to reconsider his decision which ordered the detention of some asylum-seekers pending resolution of their cases, even though they were able to show a credible fear of persecution or torture in their home countries. Carlson points out that Barr’s decision overturns long-standing precedent.