Supreme Court rejects bid by detained asylum seekers

SHARE Supreme Court rejects bid by detained asylum seekers
supreme_court_propert_rumi.jpg

he Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from detained immigrant mothers and their children who claim they will be persecuted if they are returned to their Latin American homelands. | AP file photo

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from detained immigrant mothers and their children who claim they will be persecuted if they are returned to their Latin American homelands.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said the families did not have a right to contest their deportation in federal court.

The 28 mothers and their 33 children were arrested in Texas soon after crossing the border illegally, and immigration officials rejected their asylum claims. The immigrants came from Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador.

They argued they were entitled to a hearing before an independent federal judge.

The Latest
St. Charles North, Lake Zurich and Plainfield North all make season debuts.
The members gather Saturdays on Zoom to discuss their weekends and dive into the latest books, each one spotlighting Black male characters. A partnership with a barber shop may bring in new members, too.
The Bears’ rookie receiver, who missed the season’s first three games because of a nagging hamstring injury, is active for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
La Russa’s doctors recommended that he leave the dugout permanently.