In a ruling issued Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that illegal aliens detained for six months do not have the right to a bail hearing before being freed.
The ruling dealt with two different cases involving three illegal aliens, two of whom were Mexican nationals who had previously been deported and entered the United States unlawfully.
They filed a putative class action after being arrested, requesting a bond hearing after six months of imprisonment.
The third illegal alien was from El Salvador, and he had already been deported and reentered the nation unlawfully. He also filed a bond hearing request in federal court in Washington.
“Respondents sought withholding of removal under the INA based on their fear that, if returned to their countries of origin, they would face persecution or torture,” Justice Sonia Sotomayer stated in her opinion.
Here’s the opinion from Samuel Alito in Garland v. Aleman Gonzalez: https://t.co/E2jHLno450
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In a 96-page judgment, United States District Judge Drew Tipton ruled in favor of Texas and Louisiana, dismissing a memorandum issued by Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Mayorkas’ policy was “arbitrary and capricious, contrary to law, and failing to follow the procedure under the Administrative Procedure Act,” according to Tipton, who also dismissed the administration’s other requests for relief.
Here’s what Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement:
“I just dealt Biden another massive defeat in fed court. He tried to throw out immigration law, saying DHS didn’t have to detain criminal illegals. The court now says he must. I will always hold the line with the Dems and the rule of law.
“Joe Biden is more focused on abandoning our laws than enforcing them, and it’s clear he cares more about his radical-liberal ideology than the lives of hard-working Americans,” Paxton added.
Of the ruling, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said, “A federal judge has just ruled with us that the Biden Administration can no longer refuse to detain criminal illegal immigrants. This is a major win for our national security and the rule of law.”