Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Immigration Nation, Con't

The Trump regime plan is to spark an actual immigration emergency in America by breaking the system the processes undocumented immigrants so badly that the regime believes it will have the necessary public outcry to use draconian, fascist measures to "solve" the immigration "problem" once and for all.

Attorney General Bill Barr is doing his part to make the immigration system as busted as he can, ruling Tuesday that the Justice Department will not interfere in ICE slow-walking asylum cases and that the DoJ will effectively deny bail to any and all asylum seekers starting in 90 days.

The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.

In an effort to deliver on President Trump’s promise to end “catch and release” at the border, Attorney General William P. Barr’s order directed immigration judges to no longer allow some migrants who have sought asylum to post bail.

The order will not go into effect for 90 days, and is all but certain to be challenged in federal court. But immigrant rights lawyers said it could undermine the basic rights of people seeking safety in the United States.

“They want to send a message that you will get detained,” said Judy Rabinovitz, a deputy director of the Immigrants Rights’ Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. “It’s really obscene. We are talking about people who are fleeing for their lives, seeking safety. And our response is just lock them up.”

For more than a decade, migrants who are deemed to have a “credible fear” of persecution in their home countries have been allowed to request a bond hearing so they can be released on bail while they wait for their asylum cases to be heard, sometimes months or years later.

A federal judge in Washington State this month affirmed the rights of individuals with a bona fide claim for asylum, saying they must be given the opportunity to seek bail within seven days of a request.

But Mr. Barr’s order came in a case involving an Indian man who crossed into the United States from Mexico and claimed asylum. Mr. Barr, exercising his authority as the top official overseeing the immigration courts, said that migrants in similar cases do not have the right to bail.

Such an immigrant, “after establishing a credible fear of persecution or torture, is ineligible for release on bond,” Mr. Barr wrote in his order, which overrules a previous Board of Immigration Appeals case from 2005.

A migrant seeking asylum could still ask the Department of Homeland Security to be released under a grant of parole, but that is entirely at the discretion of the department, which under Mr. Trump has sharply cut back on such releases.

Mr. Barr’s decision does not affect migrants applying for asylum at one of the two dozen ports of entry along the border with Mexico. It affects people who are apprehended after they cross into the United States illegally in the often vast, rural stretches of the border.

Mr. Barr’s order is the latest effort by the Trump administration to reduce the number of immigrants who are able to seek protection from violence, poverty and gangs by asking for legal status in the United States.

Of course the indefinite detainment policy is designed not to discourage undocumented folks from crossing into the US, it's designed to overload the system to the point where Trump will use "emergency powers" to resolve the situation, and those measures will be absolutely brutal.

Everything the Trump regime has done on the immigration front since the Mueller report was completed has been designed to deliberately shatter the immigration processing machinery in this country and to create absolute chaos on the boder and in ICE facilities.  The solution will be extraordinary use of force against these asylum-seekers and the beginning of a mass detainment and deportation pipeline that will terrorize tens of millions.

And eventually this pipeline will be used against Trump's political foes as well who are already US citizens.

Count on that.

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