Supreme Court orders reargument in indefinite detention case

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered reargument in Jennings v. Rodriguez.  The case challenges whether detention for indefinite periods of time without review defies the constitution.   This year, there could be up to 500,000 people detained in federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, jails, and private prisons. While some are detained a few weeks, others may be held for months or even years while they challenge their removal before the immigration courts and on appeal.      The initial challenge to indefinite … Continue reading Supreme Court orders reargument in indefinite detention case

The Right Thing to Do

by Deepinder Singh Mayell “The time to fix our broken immigration system is now.”  President Obama made this statement on the Senate floor in May 2007.  Over five years later, “now” might be getting a little closer.  With a large Latino turnout being credited as a key part of President Obama’s re-election this November, immigration … Continue reading The Right Thing to Do