SCOTUS Backs Trump Move to Detain Immigrants with Criminal Histories - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 19, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court has backed the Trump administration’s ability to detain immigrants with criminal records at any time and hold them indefinitely while they await deportation, even if they served time for their offense years ago, The Hill reports. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit’s finding that the mandatory detention requirement for certain immigrants with criminal records applies only if an immigrant is detained by officials as soon as he or she is released from jail.