No Fixed Timeline For Migrant Bond Hearings, 1st Circ. Says

By Jennifer Doherty (October 26, 2021, 10:07 PM EDT) -- A split First Circuit panel doubled back on a case from 2016 on Tuesday to reaffirm that migrants with certain criminal convictions lack a constitutional right to bond hearings after six months in immigration custody, tossing a lower court's reasonable detention framework.

Tuesday's ruling teed up the dissolution of the same class action the circuit court addressed five years ago in Reid v. Donelan et al., a decision the appeals court later opened up to reevaluation after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its 2018 opinion in Jennings v. Rodriguez that Section 1226(c) of the federal immigration statute explicitly barred federal...

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