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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 07:55 PM

Did DHS Bully Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Rights?

Source: The Daily Beast

Did DHS Bully Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Rights?

The Department of Homeland Security may have illegally
pushed two immigrant men into signing away their rightsó
without a lawyer present.


BETSY WOODRUFF
01.31.17 6:20 PM ET

The Department of Homeland Security has been ordered to appear in court to answer a complaint relating to how it treated travelers at Dulles airport in the wake of Trumpís immigrant and refugee ban.

Attorneys for some of those travelers say they have deep concerns about whether CBP officials complied with a federal judgeís order to let lawyers at the airport help travelers who were detained at Dulles airport when they arrived in the United States. Itís all part of a case thatís shaping up to be one of the first major legal tests of the Trump administration.

Judge Leonie Brinkema ordered the two sides to meet in court on Feb. 10.

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At least two men who were held at Dulles were bullied into signing away their rights to live in the U.S., according to a court filing. If they had access to lawyers, things would likely have been very different.

At a press conference on Jan. 31, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told reporters that CBP officials hadnít violated any court orders over the weekend. When he first made that assertion, he sounded unequivocal.

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