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Asylum Seekers Have Right to Bond Hearings for Now, Court Says

July 23, 2019, 12:13 PM

Immigrants who sought asylum in the U.S. have a right to a bond hearing for now, an appeals court in San Francisco ruled in refusing to pause a federal judge’s order that banned the government from detaining the people indefinitely.

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to put the judge’s order on hold until the appeal is heard. The appeals court scheduled a hearing on the issue in October.

“The government failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits of its underlying argument that the government may indefinitely detain the plaintiffs ...