Breaking: Supreme Court Sides With Trump over Sanctuary Cities in Deportation Case
The US Supreme Court sided with President Trump over sanctuary cities today in a 5-4 decision.
The court ruled the government has the power to detain people who are facing deportation because of the crimes they committed.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined justices Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in the majority.
#NEW #SCOTUS A 5-4 ruling for the #Trump administration on #immigration. Justice #Alito joins majority restricting when deportable aliens can secure bond or parole to contest removal proceedings, especially those who may be a risk to commit certain “dangerous” crimes if released.
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) March 19, 2019
— Scotus (@Scotus) March 19, 2019
A divided U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the government’s power to detain people who are facing deportation because of crimes they committed, siding with the Trump administration in a clash with implications for so-called sanctuary cities.
The case focused on non-citizen legal residents who serve a criminal sentence, get released and later are arrested by federal immigration agents.
The 5-4 ruling Tuesday said those people aren’t entitled to a bond hearing, and the possibility of re-release, while the Homeland Security Department presses its case for deportation. The ruling reversed a decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In announcing the decision from the bench, Justice Samuel Alito said the lower court had made a “policy judgment” using reasoning that “makes a mockery” of the federal immigration laws…
…Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joined the majority, but they splintered in their reasoning.
Thomas and Gorsuch didn’t agree with all of Alito’s opinion. They said courts lack power to consider issues involving the detention of non-citizens until those people are facing a deportation order.