Immigrant Class May Proceed With Mandatory Detention Suit

Law360 (October 24, 2018, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday maintained a class of detained immigrants with criminal histories, allowing the class to proceed with its claims that the immigrants have the constitutional right to some type of review after prolonged periods of mandatory detention.

Chief U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris held on remand from the First Circuit that the immigrants still fulfill the requirements for class certification in their lawsuit alleging that prolonged government detention infringes their due process rights, denying the government’s motion to decertify the class in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez.

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