Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ICE To End Detention of Most Asylum Applicants

ICE announced today it would release from detention most asylum applicants who can demonstrate a credible fear of persecution in their home country starting January 4, 2010.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the “immigration police” announced today that it would end the practice of imprisoning most foreign nationals who seek political asylum upon their arrival to the U.S. Under the new policy, asylum seekers will generally be released from custody if they can demonstrate in an interview with asylum officers that they have a “credible fear” of persecution or torture if they return to their home countries.

The released individuals would be still need to continue their cases before an immigration judge and report to an ICE officer on a regular basis while the case is proceedings in the courts.

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