Assessing Constitutional Constraints On Immigrant Detention

Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Around the turn of the century, Hoang Minh Ly, a refugee and permanent resident of the United States, spent 564 days in detention by U.S. immigration authorities who sought his removal to his native Vietnam. He was released from detention only after a U.S. district court in September 2000 ordered that an immigration judge provide him with a bond hearing. That order was the result of an August 1999 petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Ly. The ability of the government to detain immigrants for indefinite periods of times reached the U.S. Supreme Court again last week....

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