Ashcroft Ruling Broadens Immigrant Controls 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.
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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

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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.