After calling U.S. immigration policy a "moral failing and national shame" on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden finds himself pitted against his progressive allies in immigration litigation. Earlier in the week, the Biden administration argued in the U.S. Supreme Court that immigrants held for deportation after returning illegally to the United States should not have a bond hearing. Bond hearings are when the immigration judge determines if the immigrant is eligible for bond and can be released while their asylum or deportation cases are pending. In arguing against bond hearings, Curtis Gannon, a lawyer in the solicitor general's office, said , "Congress can make rules for noncitizens that it can't for citizens, and detention during removal proceedings is constitutionally permissible." However, many of Biden's progressive allies take issue with the federal government's stance. For example, immigrant rights attorney Matt Adams argued that the bond hearings for these immigrants are a "bedrock principle in our legal system." "It's a bedrock principle in our legal system that where the government seeks to lock up a human being for a prolonged period, that person is entitled to a hearing before an independent decision-maker to determine whether the detention is justified," Adams argued… Read full this story
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