Immigration Law

CA9 on Mandatory Detention, 'When...Released' - Preap v. Johnson

Preap v. Johnson, Aug. 4, 2016- "Under the plain language of 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), the government may detain without a bond hearing only those criminal aliens it takes into immigration custody promptly upon their release from triggering criminal custody."  [The decision is 28 pages long, and left open the definition of 'promptly.'  Hats off to Theresa H. Nguyen (argued) and Ashok Ramani, Keker & Van Nest LLP, San Francisco, California; Michael K.T. Tan, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, New York, New York; Julia Harumi Mass, ACLU Foundation of Northern California, San Francisco, California; Anoop Prasad, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, California!]