Federal Judge Blocks Trump Plan to Deny Bail to Asylum Seekers

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A federal judge in Washington state has blocked a Trump administration plan to lock up asylum seekers while they wait for the outcome of their cases.

The policy, which was set to take effect this month, would have denied asylum seekers bond hearings.

The ACLU, which brought the suit alongside other rights groups, welcomed the decision, saying, “Try as it may, the government can’t circumvent the Constitution in an effort to deter and punish asylum-seekers applying for protection.

This ruling will provide much-needed relief for people being detained in cruel and inhumane conditions while going through the asylum process.”

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA.Com (MLN). Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia (UDC). Email: [email protected]

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