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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments for two immigration cases Tuesday that address the rights of detained noncitizens to have a bond hearing after six months of detention. Both cases were brought by noncitizens seeking asylum relief who had been detained for extended periods of time without bond hearings following the issuance of a [...]

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The UK Home Office announced plans Wednesday to establish a new Scientific Advisory Committee for developing a scientific method for evaluating the age of asylum seekers. The Home Office states that this method will prevent adult asylum seekers from posing as children to obtain support and benefits fraudulently. Discussing the program further, Home Secretary Priti [...]

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Former Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg was voted out of the Danish parliament Tuesday, following her impeachment and conviction earlier this year for illegally separating married couples seeking asylum while in office. Støjberg was responsible for overseeing the immigration system in Denmark during the 2015 European migration crisis and received criticism for her extremely strict [...]

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The Danish Court of Impeachment, or Rigsretten, Monday sentenced former Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg to 60 days in prison. The decision follows a rare impeachment trial in February where she was found to have ordered the illegal separation of married asylum-seeking partners while in office. The Rigsretten found Støjberg to be guilty of violating Section [...]

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The Hungarian Constitutional Court ruled against a petition from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government Friday, seeking to challenge a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union that held Hungary’s asylum policies broke European law. The Constitutional Court held that while Hungary was able to exercise authority over its territorial integrity and population [...]

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Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday that it would begin re-implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, a Trump-era policy also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers. The announcement follows an August US Supreme Court order requiring the MPP to restart over the Biden Administration’s objections. The Remain [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled Tuesday that Hungary violated EU law by criminalizing organizational support for asylum seekers. The Hungarian law at issue restricted asylum admissibility, criminalized activities that facilitate the lodging of asylum applications for non-qualifying applicants, and permitted “restrictions on freedom of movement” for offending suspects. The law [...]

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Danny Fenster, an American journalist, was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison by a military-controlled court in Myanmar. He was first detained by Myanmar’s military junta on May 24, 2021, and has now spent over five months at Insein Prison in Yangon. Fenster is sentenced to three years in prison for incitement for allegedly [...]

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Local activists and rights groups in California filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Marin County Sheriff for illegally sharing the license plate and other sensitive data of drivers with federal and out-of-state agencies over a period of years. Three local residents filed the suit, represented by lawyers from the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), [...]

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