Advocates Tell Justices Migrant Detention Defies Treaty Vows

Law360 (December 16, 2020, 7:00 PM EST) -- Immigration advocacy organizations told the U.S. Supreme Court that detaining immigrants seeking protection in the country after having been previously deported runs counter to the U.S.' international treaty commitments to protect human rights.

The American Immigration Council, the Legal Aid Society and a bevy of other immigration groups told the high court in an amicus brief Tuesday that previously deported immigrants who reenter the country and have pending claims for protection are entitled to a bond hearing under an interpretation of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act in line with the United Nations' Convention Against Torture.

"The protection granted in a...

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