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.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019