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ACLU Battles Trump on Immigrant Detention at High Court

Oct. 9, 2018, 5:49 PM

Crime and immigration will collide once again at the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 10, when the ACLU and the Trump administration spar over the rules for detaining thousands of immigrants facing deportation.

The case involves non-citizens with certain criminal convictions whom the government seeks to deport years after they’re released from jail. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, federal officials must take such individuals into immigration custody and detain them without bond hearings when they’re released from criminal custody.

But the government and the civil libertarians differ on the meaning of “when” in the statute.

Government officials argue that the...

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