Barr Denies Bond for Refugees With Credible Fears

In a major reversal of U.S immigration and human rights policy, Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday declared that detained asylum-seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond.

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Statue of Liberty Climber Gets House Arrest After Texas Encore

After her July 4 arrest for scaling the Statue of Liberty to protest family separations at the U.S. border, activist Patricia Okoumou climbed France’s Eiffel Tower. A federal judge grounded Okoumou on Friday for her latest performance, which put the acrobatic activist atop a Texas detention center used to hold immigrant children.

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Ninth Circuit Orders New Look at Bond Hearings for Immigrants

With “grave doubts” about the constitutionality of withholding bond hearings from immigrants detained longer than six months, a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday sent a class action back to the Southern California judge hearing the case and preserved a court order requiring bond hearings while the case is reviewed.

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