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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Justices Vote Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely Without Bond

The Supreme Court ruled immigrants can be detained by authorities indefinitely, causing a major blow to immigration advocates.
In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court says immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to a bond hearing after six months in detention and then every six months if they continue to be held. The justices on Tuesday overturned a decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which had said the immigrants were entitled to hearings. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The high court ruled on Tuesday that that asylum seekers and even those with permanent legal status do not have the right to periodic bond hearings.
In a five-to-three vote, the justices said immigration officials are authorized to detain certain aliens while they review their legal status.
Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the vote due to her time as Obama’s solicitor general.
This decision overturns a Ninth Circuit Court ruling, which called for detainees to receive a bond hearing every six months.

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