(Judge James Boasberg)
According to the Mercury News, "A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ordered the U.S. government to immediately release or grant hearings to more than 1,000 asylum seekers who have been jailed for months or years without individualized case reviews, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s crackdown on migrants.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of Washington said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ignored its own policy stating that asylum applicants who establish a “credible fear” of persecution in their native country must be granted a court hearing within seven days or released."
According to The Washington Times, "A federal judge punched another hole in the Trump administration’s get-tough approach to asylum-seekers Monday, ruling that the government must consider granting them parole to be released into the U.S. while their cases are being heard.
Judge James E. Boasberg said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was violating its own 2009 policy, and must return to that directive.
His order covers five different ICE offices where parole rates had dropped to near-zero, which he said meant the agency had essentially stopped doing individualized assessments and was just denying parole requests outright."