Reuters found the bulk of their individual asylum hearings have been set for this summer and fall, and a handful for later this year and early 2020.
In Tijuana, thousands face danger, disease, and uncertainty under the administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols.
Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that some asylum seekers who have established credible fear and are subject to deportation cannot be released on bond by immigration judges — a major reversal from a prior ruling that could lead to immigrants being held indefinitely.
But if the first day is any indication, the process will be far from smooth.
“They want to make sure their kids don’t end up with the same scars, physical or emotional.”
At its “historical core,” said the 48-page opinion written by Judge A. Wallace Tashima, “the writ of habeas corpus has served as a means of reviewing the legality of executive detention, and it is in that context that its protections have been strongest.”
The proclamation is based on section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the pertinent part of which reads as follows:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation … suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens …
They line up daily, newly released from detention, having had no time even to put the laces back on their shoes. They hold government-issued bags with their few belongings close, and their children even closer.
In their monthlong odyssey taking them from violence-plagued El Salvador to the streets of this Mexican outpost on the Arizona border, the dream of finding protection in the United States somehow kept Carolina Cortez and her two children going.
Regulars still cross daily, but lately they have encountered something new and disturbing.