SCOTUS Ruling Makes It Easier To Detain Non-Citizens Released From Jail

Over at the NY Times, David Leonhardt has some interesting questions for Democrats on illegal immigration, such as

  • What kind of border security do you believe in? Do you favor the policies Obama put in place to reduce illegal immigration — or a different approach?
  • Do you believe that immigrants who enter this country illegally should be allowed to stay? If not, which categories of undocumented immigrants should be at risk of deportation? (In a 2016 debate, Clinton and Sanders didn’t offer clear answers when Univision’s Jorge Ramos asked similar questions.)

They are good questions, which today’s Democrat officials and activists, including the media, do not want to truly answer, because they are for open borders. They yammer about not wanting protect criminal illegal aliens, yet, they do protect them from ICE and deportation. SCOTUS just made it easier to detain these illegals

Supreme Court hands Trump administration a victory in immigration battle

The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Trump administration a victory in its battle to clamp down on illegal immigration by making it easier to detain immigrants with criminal records.

The ruling that federal immigration authorities can detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime after they have been released from prison on criminal charges represents a victory for President Trump.

In the case before the justices, a group of mostly green card holders argued that unless immigrants were picked up immediately after finishing their prison sentence, they should get a hearing to argue for their release while deportation proceedings go forward. But in the 5-4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled against them, deciding that federal immigration officials can detain noncitizens at any time after their release from local or state custody. The court also ruled the government maintains broad discretion to decide who would represent a danger to the community in deciding who to release or detain.

Switching to Reuters, which seems upset about the decision

But Alito wrote that it is not the court’s job to impose a time limit for when immigrants can be detained after serving a prison sentence. Alito noted that the court has previously said that “an official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never.” Alito said the challengers’ assertion that immigrants had to be detained within 24 hours of ending a prison sentence is “especially hard to swallow.”

There should be no time limit. Whether they were here illegally or legally (and now being kicked out for breaking the rules), immigration authorities should have the ability to get them, detain them so they do not disappear again), and deport them. Might it apply to something like this?

Yermin Alexander Diaz-Chavarria, an El Salvadorian national was arrested on by the U.S. Border Patrol on Aug. 23, 2015, at Hidalgo, Texas, for entering the country illegally, according to a release by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (catch and release under Obama)

In 2017, El Salvador issued a warrant for Diaz-Chavarria’s arrest for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations, ICE said.

After he didn’t show up for his Feb. 13, 2018 immigration court hearing in Newark, an immigration judge ordered him to be deported to El Salvador, the release stated.

Diaz-Chavarria was eventually caught on Feb. 11 in Newark by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers and on March 8, he was deported was turned over to Salvadorian authorities, officials said.

He didn’t show for his hearing? Shocking!

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2 Responses to “SCOTUS Ruling Makes It Easier To Detain Non-Citizens Released From Jail”

  1. Dana says:

    Think what a loss here would have done. Since we are battling the idiocy of the ‘sanctuary’ officials, all that the released felons would have to do is remain free for 24 hours, and then ICE couldn’t take them into custody.

    The four liberal justices would have enabled that. This case wasn’t even about those (supposedly) who had committed no crimes other than crossing the border illegally, but about ‘immigrants’ who had been convicted of other crimes and jailed, then released from prison, the people who we need least in our country. The case at hand involved a two-time loser.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    It is absurd that this ever needed to go to the Supreme Court. It is further absurd that it wasn’t a unanimous decision. But it is all moot since there is no way to prevent or to deter any deportee from coming right back any time he wants to. Deportation is not a penalty. It’s free travel.

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