US Federal Judge Blocks AG Barr’s Order Permitting Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

US Federal Judge Blocks AG Barr’s Order Permitting Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked US Attorney General William Barr’s recent order to jail and deny bail to individuals seeking asylum in the US, which allowed authorities to detain them indefinitely.
US District Judge Marsha Pechman of Seattle, Washington, blocked the Trump administration’s April immigration policy that would deny asylum seekers the right to have a bond hearing while their migration claims are being evaluated.

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