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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bond Hearings for Detained Immigrants

Feb. 27, 2018, 9:54 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had guaranteed periodic bond hearings, and the possibility of release, for thousands of foreigners who are being detained while facing deportation.

The justices, voting 5-3, said federal law doesn’t require those hearings. The ruling affects some legal permanent residents convicted of crimes, as well as foreigners who are in the country illegally or seeking asylum. It is likely to have implications for President Donald Trump’s efforts to step up deportations.

Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit adopted an implausible interpretation of federal ...