April 13, 2023
By Rae Ann Varona
The Immigration Reform Law Institute backed the Biden administration’s contention that asylum-seekers can’t sue for money damages or to have their asylum claims readjudicated after a data breach exposed their personal information, saying the asylum-seekers don’t have a constitutional right to care and protection.
The group, which advocates for lower immigration levels and serves as the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, told a D.C. federal judge that, under a long-standing principle, noncitizens detained at the U.S. border and held in custody are not considered to have “entered” the U.S. for immigration purposes and that only upon entry do noncitizens receive constitutional protections.
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