Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Administration Refuses to Allow Court Review of Asylum Seekers’ Detention


"The Department of Justice has refused to issue regulations that would allow immigration judges to decide whether to detain asylum seekers who are determined to have viable cases and pose no threat to society.

The administration released its decision in response to a petition for rulemaking submitted by Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and 30 other national and international immigrant and human rights organizations in March 2010. The groups proposed regulations that built on President Obama’s plan for “civil” immigration detention reform and