Joining the American Immigration Council and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to sue the Trump administration to stop this attempt to jail asylum seekers without due process


Hi Kevin –

It’s been yet another brutal month for asylum seekers. On Monday, the
president announced plans to add new regulations and fees for asylum
seekers – once again attempting to reduce the ability of people to seek
refuge here. And just weeks before, Attorney General Barr gave ICE new
power to lock up asylum seekers without even a hearing. That’s a violation of due process. And that’s why we’re taking action.

We’ve joined the American Immigration Council and the Northwest
Immigrant Rights Project to sue the Trump administration to stop this attempt to jail asylum seekers without due process.

For more than a century, the Supreme Court has held that all people who
have entered the U.S. have due process rights. A court hearing is
the bedrock form of due process against unlawful detention. That’s why asylum seekers in the U.S. have the right to a bond hearing to determine
whether they should be released or, if found to pose a flight risk or danger to the community, jailed.But Barr’s new rule eviscerates that basic form
of due process, because it says that every asylum seeker will get locked
up without any hearing before a judge.

 If we don’t stop it, then it could result in the detention of thousands of people who shouldn’t be behind bars.

We both know that this isn’t about rational immigration policy or public
safety. The Trump administration has always made its motives clear: To
deter immigrants from seeking refuge in the U.S. and punish people who apply for protection. It’s a major violation of the Constitution. That’s why
we’re filing legal action – and it’s why your support is so crucial in this
fight.

Read more about our case Padilla v. ICE to ensure asylum seekers get this crucial form of due process.Thanks for fighting with us,Omar Jadwat
Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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