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ABA Sends Letter to Attorney General Urging Reconsideration of Matter of M‑S‑

The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to reconsider his decision in Matter of M‑S‑, stating that it “will result in an increase in length and unnecessary detention of vulnerable asylum seekers at significant cost to the government.”

U.S. News and World Report: Supreme Court to Consider Indefinite Detention for Immigrants

This U.S. News and World Report article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday over whether immigrants facing deportation can be detained indefinitely for months or even years without a hearing. The case, Jennings v. Rodriguez, could have broad implications for President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals to step up immigration enforcement and ramp up deportations. If the respondents prevail, the Supreme Court could require mandatory bond hearings for detained immigrants nationwide. If the government wins, however, tens of thousands of people could be exposed to potentially indefinite periods of immigration detention.

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