I have to wonder why a decision that is so obviously based on both reason and logic is viewed as a strange thing. The idea of giving non-citizens, ie illegal immigrants who have committed criminal acts, the same rights as American citizens is raving lunacy. It doesn’t matter when an illegal commits a crime, or when they are released from jail, much less when the government gets around to deporting them. They have abused our system, first by entering the country illegally, and second by committing a criminal act. Don’t we have enough criminals among American citizens that we have to look for more in the ravening hordes of illegals? I think not. The fact the decision was 5 to 4 indicates the liberal Supreme Court justices are truly traitors and brain dead. I am surprised the closet liberal Roberts voted for this decision. Maybe Trump had a talk with him. At any rate, this is a sound decision that restores to the federales the ability to deal with criminal illegals. Further, it is the so called sanctuary cities that created the problem in the first place by refusing to tell DHS and ICE when the illegals were released in the first place. As usual, the original radical leftist 9th Circuit Court decision was reversed, and thus the record of how incompetent the 9th Circuit Court rulings are was upheld for the umpteenth time.
The link is here.
Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes
- A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions.
- The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they are released from jail.
- Thousands of noncitizens could be affected by Tuesday’s ruling.
The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in a dispute over the federal government’s power to arrest certain noncitizens who commit crimes and hold them in immigration jails before a deportation proceeding.
The five to four decision was met with a vigorous dissent from the Court’s liberal bloc led by Justice Stephen Breyer, who said the majority was enabling the detention and possible deportation of foreign nationals for minor crimes they committed in the distant past.
Tuesday’s case arose when green card holders Mony Preap and Bassam Yusuf Khoury were arrested by federal immigration authorities years after they served criminal sentences for drug convictions. Preap and Khoury were detained without bail pending deportation.
A five-justice majority said aliens facing deportation may be held in immigration jails without bond hearings in February 2018.
Preap and Khoury challenged their detention in federal court with two classes of similarly situated migrants. Arguing on their behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the government can only detain noncitizens with criminal records within 24 hours of their release from prison. A provision of federal law directs the secretary of Homeland Security to arrest criminal aliens “when the alien is released.”
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the ACLU and ruled for the plaintiffs. The Court’s conservative majority reversed that decision in Tuesday’s ruling, finding federal law requires the detention of certain classes of aliens before removal.