Bloomberg Law
Jan. 11, 2021, 5:29 PMUpdated: Jan. 11, 2021, 7:53 PM

Justices Weigh Bond Hearings For Narrow Class of Immigrants (1)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Supreme Court justices waded through immigration law to determine whether deportees who return to the U.S. illegally due to torture fears at home must be detained while they await a decision on a second removal.

It wasn’t clear following oral arguments on Monday where the justices would end up on questions about so-called “withholding-only” removal proceedings.

At issue in the case affecting a narrow class of undocumented immigrants are two conflicting Immigration and Nationality Act provisions. One—8 U.S.C. § 1231—requires that immigrants already ordered removed be detained for at least 90 days. The other—Section 1226—says those still awaiting a decision ...

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