The Wall Street Journal: Trump seeks to keep asylum-seekers detained until cases are heard

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to keep immigrants who are apprehended at the border in detention until their asylum cases are heard, rather than be released into the U.S. while awaiting their hearings.

The remarks are the latest in a series of hard-line immigration pledges the president has made ahead of midterm elections next week. It follows on the heels of a plan to send thousands of U.S. troops to support border-control efforts and Trump’s claim that he intends to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants, something legal scholars said would be unconstitutional.

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