The decision means that the Homeland Security Department will only have the discretion to decide whether the immigrants are free to cross the border and eventually claim to be asylum.
The decision effectively prohibits immigration law advocates and advocates of immigrant rights to push for bond hearings for detainees seeking asylum. Supporters have argued that there is no reason for the United States to catch people seeking safety and clear barriers to prove they have an incredible case.
While advocates have argued that the bonds set for detainees seeking asylum are often prohibited, a number of crowdfunding efforts in recent months are aimed at helping immigrants gain money to pay bonds and get out.
Asylum seekers who have shown themselves to the legal entry ports will no longer be released on the bonds of immigration courts. [1
Barr's decision may affect thousands of migrants who are caught on the border, many of whom are seeking refugee status and are subject to expedited removal.
"Normally if you have passed the initial eyepiece inspection you can now become detective today," said immigration lawyer Eileen Blessinger, who called on Barr's decision "disgusting news . "
Omar Jadwat, director of ACLU's Immigrants Rights Project, is the organizational plan to challenge the decision.
"This is the latest attack by Trump administration on people who are fleeing persecution and looking for shelter in the United States," Jadwat said in a statement. "Our Constitution does not allow governments to lock in asylum seekers without proper due process. We will see the administration in court."
Barr's decision for the first time that he used his position to restore decision-making precedent to the immigration court – a US lawyer's general rule is because immigration courts are not independent and part of the Department of Justice. His predecessor, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, used this power to make major concern with immigration rules, including a decision that made it harder for victims of domestic violence to win cases asylum.
"This is an extension of the Jeff Session campaign to dispel immigration courts and immigration judges with their authority," said David Leopold, Counsel at DHS Watch and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
This is a "futile decision" given in the "overburdened system," Leopold says, adding that the appearance of the court is "very high" for people who have established a credible fear of change. prosecution.
In March, there were approximately 92,000 arrests of undocumented migrants for illegal entry to the southern border, from 37,390 in March, according to Customs and Border Protection. Generally in March, more than 103,000 individuals have been trafficked along the border, or encountered an entry point and considered "unavailable."