Barr rules: Asylum seekers will REMAIN in detention pending their hearings instead of being released

“It’s hard to imagine William Barr, who’s served as attorney general in the past, isn’t aware of what he’s doing or that as AG, he doesn’t already know he has all the authority he needs to make this decision. But whatever; the Left will do what it does.”

(Jon Dougherty – The National Sentinel)  Attorney General William Barr, in his first decision regarding federal immigration policy, has ruled that migrants who crossed illegally into the U.S. to abuse our asylum laws and who claim that returning home is too dangerous will now have to remain in custody pending their hearing, which could take years.

Barr’s decision overturns previous policy in which the federal government released asylum seekers into the interior of the country, only to see most of them disappear and never show up for their scheduled hearing.

“The question presented is whether aliens who are originally placed in expedited proceedings and then transferred to full proceedings after establishing a credible fear become eligible for bond upon transfer. I conclude that such aliens remain ineligible for bond, whether they are arriving at the border or are apprehended in the United States,” the decision saysView article →