The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case on the issue of expedited removal of individuals who have their claims for asylum denied by an immigration judge.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August that illegal alien non-citizens do not have a constitutional right to due process if they are denied asylum. The ruling was challenged by 28 women and 33 children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. These illegal immigrants were detained in Texas shortly after crossing the border and claimed asylum, but the judge denied their asylum saying they lacked ‘credible fear’ for persecution and ordered them removed.
The ruling established that that they did not have any constitutional rights of review if denied entry into the country.
The 28 women and 33 children were all apprehended in 2015 during the huge border surge. After being apprehended, they were relocated to Pennsylvania where some were held in custody while others were given ‘supervised release’ and are thus unlikely to show up again to be deported.