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The Right to Due Process in Detention: Jennings v. Rodriguez

It's a disgrace that immigrants, including green card holders, have been held for months and years without hearings. This case began in May 2007 with a basic question: Can the federal government lock someone up, for months or years, without a hearing to determine if his or her imprisonment is justified? Shockingly, at the time, the answer in the most of the country was yes — that is, if the person is an immigrant facing deportation proceeding, even he or she is legally in the United States.
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