Supreme Court Upholds Trump Administration Decision To Strip Detained Immigrants Of Their Right To Bond Hearings 

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Paula Rogo Feb, 28, 2018

The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration on Tuesday in their decision to curb the rights of immigrants to argue for a release if they are being held in long-term detention.

According to Reuters, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that required immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings to get a release bond hearing after six months of detention.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit had initially ruled in favor of immigrants, upholding their right to periodic bond hearings every six months, under previous immigration law, CBS News reports. 

Despite the ruling, the justices did send the case back to a lower court, which will allow those who still want to seek bond hearings to explore other constitutional arguments.

“We have shown through this case that when immigrants get a fair hearing, judges often release them based on their individual circumstances,” ACLU lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham said in a statement. “We look forward to going back to the lower courts to show that these statutes, now interpreted by the Supreme Court to require detention without any hearing, violate the due process clause.”

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