LifeZette: High Court Blocks Right-to-Bond Hearings for Detained Immigrants

March 1, 2018

 

Immigrants detained longer than six months are not entitled to bond hearings, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, in a decision that delivers a major victory for President Donald Trump’s efforts to ramp up deportations.

 

The 5-3 decision overturns a sweeping ruling from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that guaranteed a hearing to any immigrant with a pending deportation case. Significantly, the appeals court ruled that the burden fell on the government to demonstrate that the immigrant was a danger or a risk to flee. ... Read the full story by LifeZette

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