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U.S. judge orders release reviews for asylum seekers

Reuters -------- The U.S. government has been nearly uniformly detaining asylum seekers who were initially found to have credible fears of persecution instead of releasing them pending hearings on their individual cases as required, a federal judge ruled on Monday in a setback for the Trump administration. The current release rate for the asylum seekers at five U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement offices is approaching zero, compared with over 90 percent just a few years ago, Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said in a 38-page opinion. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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