TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 26, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 yesterday that the government can remove some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge, SCOTUSBlog reports. The ruling dealt with “the narrow legal question” of whether an asylum seeker can file a petition for habeas corpus to review any alleged legal or constitutional errors by an asylum officer. The court found the habeas claim was not applicable in this situation. Expedited removal allows immigration officials to make an immediate decision to remove a person without a hearing if the person is apprehended within 100 miles of a border and are unable to prove they have lived in the country for more than two weeks.