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SCOTUS Rules Asylum Seekers Who Were Once Deported Can Be Denied Bond, Locked Up Indefinitely

HeadlineJun 30, 2021

In immigration news, the Supreme Court ruled asylum seekers who were previously deported and then reentered the U.S. can be detained indefinitely. The case involved asylum seekers who were apprehended when reentering the U.S. after deportation, even though many faced violent persecution, torture and death in their home countries. The 6-3 ruling also allows the U.S. government to deprive those asylum seekers of their right to see a judge or be given a bond hearing while their cases are resolved — a process that could take months or years. This comes as BuzzFeed reports the number of imprisoned asylum seekers has skyrocketed under the Biden administration, nearly doubling from 14,000 early this year to 27,000 detained people in June.

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