US Politics

DHS Alone Decides Which Asylum-Seekers Go Free, Barr Says

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that asylum-seekers in expedited immigration removal proceedings who pass “credible fear” interviews and are then given a full deportation hearing cannot be released on bond, overturning a long-standing decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals…

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9th Circ. Lifts Block On ‘Remain In Mexico’ Migrant Policy

The Ninth Circuit on Friday temporarily lifted a California federal court’s order that earlier in the week halted the Trump administration’s policy of pushing asylum-seekers crossing the southwestern border back into Mexico while they await decisions on their immigration cases…

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Ending Bias A Priority For Judiciary, Calif. Top Judge Says

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye used her annual State of the Judiciary speech on Tuesday to highlight the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the justice system, calling for a more accessible and equitable judicial branch…

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Resolution To Make Mueller Report Public Blocked In Senate

A resolution calling for the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s election interference probe to be made public stalled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after passing the House of Representatives earlier in the day without opposition…

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