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Justices Seem Wary Of Expanding Court Review For Migrants

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Justices Seem Wary Of Expanding Court Review For Migrants

Law360 (March 2, 2020, 9:29 PM EST) — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared reluctant to give migrants stuck in fast-tracked deportation proceedings access to the federal courts, as the justices questioned the limits of court review for asylum-seekers at oral arguments on Monday.

The five conservative justices pressed the American Civil Liberties Union’s Lee Gelernt on whether foreign citizens seeking admission to the U.S. can challenge early denials in the asylum process through habeas review, in a challenge brought by Sri Lankan asylum-seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam.

Justice Samuel Alito questioned whether review under habeas corpus, which protects against illegal detention, is appropriate given that Thuraissigiam, who entered the U.S. in…

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