Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

On Tuesday, February 27th, the United States Supreme Court announced their decision to overturn a lower court’s ruling which required that immigrants held by the U.S. government awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings to get a bond hearing after six months of detention, seeking their release. The 5-3 decision made by ALL five conservative Supreme Court justices, could lead to indefinite detention of certain immigrants, including some with legal status but the government would like to deport on legal grounds.


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High Court Nixes Periodic Hearings for Detained Immigrants