Trump makes sweeping changes to the asylum system, and lawsuits follow

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford during a tour of the US-Mexico border at Santa Teresa Station in Sunland Park, N.M., U.S. February 23, 2019. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool via REUTERS.

The ACLU announced today that it’s suing the Trump administration over another immigration policy. This suit challenges the Department of Justice’s move to deny asylum seekers a bond hearing so they can leave detention while their cases pend. Separately, some asylum officers say they’re growing increasingly uncomfortable with a Trump policy that forces some asylum seekers to return to Mexico while they wait for a court hearing in the US.