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Supreme Court Rejects Bail Hearings for Jailed Immigrants
« on: June 13, 2022, 10:04:32 pm »
Supreme Court Rejects Bail Hearings for Jailed Immigrants
New York Times, Jan 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a federal law does not require that immigrants detained for long periods while they are fighting deportation be granted hearings to decide whether they may be released on bond as their cases move forward.

The ruling will affect thousands of immigrants detained for many months while their cases are decided by immigration courts facing long backlogs.

Seven justices joined Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s majority opinion, which was tightly focused on the words of the relevant statute. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a partial dissent.

The case concerned Antonio Arteaga-Martinez, a citizen of Mexico who has repeatedly entered the United States unlawfully, fleeing what he said was gang violence against him and his family. After he was arrested in 2018, an asylum officer made a preliminary finding that he had a reasonable fear of persecution if he was returned to Mexico.

Mr. Arteaga-Martinez was detained while he waited for an immigration judge to consider his request to halt his deportation. After four months without a hearing, he challenged his detention in federal court, saying that an immigration judge should decide whether he should be released while his case moved forward because he was neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community.


More:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/us/politics/supreme-court-bail-hearings-immigrants.html
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Re: Supreme Court Rejects Bail Hearings for Jailed Immigrants
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 10:05:54 pm »
Good. 
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