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Ashcroft Ruling Broadens Immigrant Controls

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Ashcroft Ruling Broadens Immigrant Controls

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Ashcroft Ruling Broadens Immigrant Controls

Ashcroft Ruling Broadens Immigrant Controls

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Attorney General John Ashcroft rules that the U.S. can hold illegal immigrants indefinitely without bond because of national security concerns. The opinion comes in the case of a Haitian who entered the United States seeking asylum, but appears to cover other illegal immigrants as well. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.