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Saturday, March 11, 2017

ACLU Sues Over Initial Hearings For Detained Immigrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government to limit the amount of time that people can be held before seeing an immigration judge, saying many are held for months while waiting for an initial appearance.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court on behalf of three Mexicans at a San Diego immigration detention center, but the ACLU asks to represent all people who are held on immigration violations along California’s border with Mexico who are held for more than 48 hours.

People “routinely languish in detention for two months or longer before they see a judge,” according to lawsuit, calling the wait excessive and a violation of constitutional rights for people in custody.

“The first hearing before an immigration judge, like first appearance in criminal court, is critical to ensuring due process,” it says.



Anonymous said...

When will this outfit being defunded by the government. I've never seen anything positive come out of the ACLU, just tar in the wheel. They're a boil on the ass of America.

Anonymous said...

Well, since the perps have violated immigration laws, and there's so many of them that makes the time to go through the cases a very long time, that's what they get. So what? It is what it is, and it was created by the illegal immigrants. So, go after the border jumpers, not the law enforcers, bozo!

Anonymous said...

Since the illegals are here illegally, and not US citizens, do they have constitutional rights?