- Aug 12, 2020
In a 7-2 decision June 25, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration can deport some asylum-seekers without granting them a federal court hearing.
Faith groups and other immigrant supporters are bracing for an announcement from the White House that may further limit those seeking asylum in the United States.
Asylum seekers waiting to enter the U.S. are in a state of limbo and at even greater risk due to COVID-19.
Immigration “is not political — or it should not be political. This has nothing to do with party affiliation,” according to a Catholic immigration attorney who works in El Paso, Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court in a brief written order March 11 granted the Trump administration’s request to continue to enforce its “Remain in Mexico” policy while it appeals a lower court’s ruling blocking enforcement to the high court.
Lawmakers heard about the lack of resources, including lack of working audio and video equipment, lack of access to language interpretation and overall the staggering backlog of 1 million cases and countless lives tied up in the nation’s immigration courts.