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Scholars to Senate: Grassley Amendment 53 Unconstitutional

"As law professors and scholars of constitutional and immigration law, we urge you to oppose Senator Grassley’s Amendment 53, the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2013.” The amendment is unconstitutional because it would require prolonged detention without a bond hearing for many...

Jailing Immigrants Indefinitely an Assault on Due Process: Bruce Einhorn

"Americans would be surprised to learn that thousands of the prisoners in our massive system are immigration detainees, wasting away in jail while awaiting their deportation hearings. In many cases, immigrants in detention cannot be deported from the U.S because we lack diplomatic relations with...

Indefinite Detention Class-Action Injunction: Reid v. Donelan

"The court, reaffirming its view that § 1226(c) includes a six-month “reasonableness” limitation on the length of no-bail detention, will formally award the class judgment as a matter of law. ... [B]ecause the court possesses jurisdiction to issue class-wide equitable relief and...

CA9 on Indefinite Detention: Rodriguez v. Robbins ("Rodriguez III")

"This is the latest decision in our decade-long examination of civil, i.e. non-punitive and merely preventative, detention in the immigration context. As we noted in our prior decision in this case, Rodriguez v. Robbins (Rodriguez II), 715 F.3d 1127 (9th Cir. 2013), thousands of immigrants to the...