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April 29, 2019

WA at the center of standoff between asylum seekers, Trump administration
By Lilly Fowler

Pechman ruled that asylum seekers should be given credible-fear interviews within 10 days and bond hearings within seven days of requesting them. She gave the government 30 days to implement her order. But before that 30 days were up, U.S. Attorney General William Barr directed immigration judges to deny migrants seeking asylum the opportunity to a bond hearing. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), about half of bond motions are granted. Under Barr’s order, undocumented immigrants seeking asylum would be held indefinitely — throughout their immigration proceedings. Barr gave the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to implement his new procedure.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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