Trump Administration seeks to deny bail for asylum-seekers

By: TDF Staff

Attorney General William Barr unveiled a new order last night that seeks to once again keep brown people behind bars. Barr’s order Tuesday night would reverse the policy of allowing asylum-seekers to request a bond hearing after they show that they have a legitimate, credible fear of returning to their country of origin. Under the current policy, asylum seekers can be released on bail instead of staying in jail for the much longer process of having their claim decided.

A.G. Barr now says that a migrant caught crossing the border between ports of entry, “after establishing a credible fear of persecution or torture, is ineligible for release on bond.” The order wouldn’t apply to people arriving at ports of entry, and while that is true, the Trump administration is slowing down the process at ports of entry, hindering the process.

The ACLU has already come out to say they will be challenging this order in court.

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