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SPLC Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in DHS v. Thuraissigiam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) issued the following statement by Melissa Crow, senior supervising attorney with the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project, in response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam. 
“Today’s decision will put the lives of thousands of asylum seekers in even greater jeopardy. The protections Congress has provided for those in expedited removal are too often misapplied or ignored altogether during the screening process. 

“Asylum seekers – who are under constant attack by the Trump Administration – need more protections, not less. Without access to habeas protection, they risk being returned to persecution based on flawed decisions that are not subject to judicial review.” 

The SPLC joined other immigration and human rights organizations in an amicus is support of Mr. Thuraissigiam and his case: