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Supreme Court Rules on Habeas Corpus for Asylum Seekers : June 23, 2020

Supreme Court Rules on Habeas Corpus for Asylum Seekers : June 23, 2020

Supreme Court Rules on Habeas Corpus for Asylum Seekers
Melissa Feinberg

On June 23, 2020, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam holding that asylum determinations made by immigration officials during expedited removal proceedings are not subject to judicial oversight. At issue was the constitutionality of the “expedited removal” provisions in an immigration law passed in 1996 that allows the government to bypass full deportation proceedings, instead allowing for rapid deportation without formal hearings or any opportunity for further review. Those in expedited removal who claim a “credible fear” of persecution if they are returned to their home countries are ...

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