UN Experts Ask 6th Circ. To Redo Iraqi Deportation Ruling

Law360 (February 12, 2019, 4:44 PM EST) -- Current and former United Nations experts on torture have urged the Sixth Circuit to reconsider a panel decision restricting noncitizens' ability to challenge their immigration detention and removal orders in federal court, saying that the panel's disregard for a key principle may have far-reaching consequences for individuals facing deportation.

The special rapporteurs on Monday filed an amicus brief supporting the petition for rehearing en banc by a class of Iraqi citizens facing long-standing deportation orders, following a split panel ruling in December that threw out two injunctions pausing the class’ removal orders and mandating bond hearings for detainees.

Specifically, the panel...

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