Gov't Can't Hold Detainee Indefinitely Without Security Risk

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has ordered the federal government to release a Palestinian man indefinitely held in immigration detention after completing a terrorism-related prison sentence, ruling he poses no security risk and there is no legal basis to hold him.

Without sufficient evidence to show he is a continued national security risk, the Patriot Act does not support the indefinite detention of Adham Amin Hassoun in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford ruled Monday, granting Hassoun a writ of habeas corpus.

"[The government] has conceded that at this point in time, and...

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