Judge Slams Ridiculous Due Process Violation
Article from The Hill by Aris Folley.
A federal judge said the government violated the due process rights of an asylum seeker after he was detained for nearly three years without a bail hearing.
The ruling was seen by legal experts as a stern rebuke of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, according to The New York Times.
“This nation prides itself on its humanity and openness with which it treats those who seek refuge at its gates,” Judge Alvin Hellerstein of federal District Court wrote in his opinion, the Times reported.
“By contrast, the autocracies of the world have been marked by harsh regimes of exclusion and detention,” he continued. “Our notions of due process nourish the former spirit and brace us against the latter.”