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Immigrant Bond Hearings Get Another Supreme Court Look

June 15, 2020, 1:48 PM

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 ...