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The Supreme court on Tuesday handed the trump administration a victory in its fight to clamp on illegal immigration by making it easier to detain immigrants with a criminal record.
The decision, the Federal immigration authorities to detain immigrants awaiting deportation, at any time after they have been released from prison on criminal charges is a victory for President Trump.
In the case before the judge, a group of mostly green card holder argued that, if the immigrants were picked up immediately after the end of your sentence, you should get a hearing to plead for their release, while the deportation proceedings go forward. But in its 5-4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court’s decision, the federal immigration decided against it, officials undocumented immigrants, at any time after their release from local or state custody. arrest The court also decided the government has a wide discretion to decide who pose a danger to the community in the decision of who to release or detain.
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During oral arguments in October, has the trump card-the administration argues that, given the limited money and manpower available, it was almost impossible for the Federal government to immediately arrest any immigrant at the time of their release from prison.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, stating that “neither the Statute supports the text nor the structure of” the immigrant argument. The court’s conservative justices sided with the trump administration, which argued, as the Obama administration has, against the hearings for the convicted crimes and the affected by the law.
The case before the judge, a class is involved-action lawsuit non-EU citizens in California and a similar class-action lawsuit in the state of Washington. One of the lead plaintiffs, Mony Preap, was a lawful permanent resident in the United States since 1981 and has two convictions for possession of marijuana. He was released from prison in 2006, but was not taken to immigration custody until 2013.
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Preap won in the lower courts, and the government was ordered to give him and other students bond hearing. Preap has, since his deportation and won the case.
The verdict was the first in the courtyard of the current term that began in October – and the first for the justice Brett Kavanaugh, wrote Chief Justice John Roberts, in a concurring opinion. The court’s four more liberal judges have cleaved, and justice Stephen Breyer took the unusual step of reading in an oral dissent from the bench.
Fox News’ William Mears, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.