Bloomberg Law
June 15, 2020, 1:48 PM

Immigrant Bond Hearings Get Another Supreme Court Look

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday added another immigration case to its docket for next term.

The latest case involves a technical question of whether non-citizens in “withholding-only” proceedings are subject to the detention provisions of Section 1226 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or Section 1231.

The result affects whether some non-citizens are entitled to a bond hearing.

In 2018, there were 3,236 new cases of “withholding-only” proceedings, meaning that non-citizens have already been ordered deported, but are waiting to hear if they’re eligible for relief from removal.

This is the second time in recent terms that the court ...

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