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Bond Hearings: u.s.-Mexico Border and Due-Process Protections

bond hearings: Attorney General William Barr announced in April that the government would no longer offer such hearings, but instead keep them in custody, according to CTV. It was part of the administration's efforts to deter a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings. Pechman said that as people who have entered the U.S., they are entitled to the Fifth Amendment's due-process protections, including a longstanding prohibition against indefinite civil detention with no opportunity to test its necessity. The court reaffirmed what has been settled for decades that asylum-seekers who enter this country have a right to be free from arbitrary detention, Matt Adams, legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said in a written statement. Immigrant rights advocates including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sued to block the policy, which was due to take effect July 15. ( As reported in the news.