Also on Friday, the justices agreed to hear a separate case challenging similar restrictions on federal appeals courts to review the deportation of non-citizens who have committed criminal offenses, if their claims they would be tortured if returned to their home countries have been rejected.
More immigration judges are overseeing hearings remotely in secretive tent courts the U.S. government has built along the southern border.
“They are playing games with the needs of desperate people,” said Simona, 46, who like Katia requested the family’s last names be withheld to avoid harming their case. “It’s soul crushing.”
Nearly 300,000 of the approximately 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally could be quickly deported under the new rule, according to the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute.
I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied for the job.
The Trump administration is blocking detained immigrants from free legal services, a group of lawyers have alleged.
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.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit, called the ruling “historic” and said it could affect thousands of immigrants apprehended at the border and subjected to “expedited removal,” a streamlined deportation process that President Trump wants to expand.
A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City has accused federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court.
The Trump administration says it is trying to speed up legal proceedings for some of the record 13,000 migrant children in federal custody by using video hearings to stream testimony from detained youths into courtrooms, The Associated Press has learned.