U.S. judge orders release reviews for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers from Guinea (R) and Honduras (L) wait on the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge after being denied entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers near Brownsville, Texas, U.S., July 2, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. government has been nearly uniformly detaining asylum seekers who were initially found to have credible fears of persecution instead of releasing them pending hearings on their individual cases as required, a federal judge ruled on Monday in a setback for the Trump administration. The current release rate for the […]

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