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Matter of M-S – Asylum Seekers Who Enter Between Ports of Entry No Longer Eligible for Release on Bond Post-Credible Fear Interview

On April 16, Attorney General William Barr issued a decision in Matter of M-S ruling that asylum seekers who entered between ports of entry and establish a credible fear of persecution are no longer eligible for release on bond before an immigration judge. The decision sweeps aside longstanding Board of Immigration Appeals precedent which the immigration courts and DHS have been implementing for nearly 14 years. The AG delayed implementation of his decision for 90 days to give DHS time to plan for additional detention space. See for more information.

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