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Supreme Court Ruling Will Deny Asylum Seekers Their Day in Court

HeadlineJun 26, 2020

In a major victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday the U.S. government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their case in front of a judge. The 7-2 ruling affects the thousands of asylum seekers whose initial credible fear claims are denied by immigration officers in bare-bone proceedings without a lawyer present. The American Civil Liberties Union responded, “Today’s SCOTUS ruling fails to live up to the Constitution’s bedrock principle that everyone gets their day in court.” We’ll have more on Thursday’s ruling after headlines with Lee Gelernt of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, who argued the case at the Supreme Court.

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