BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with Trump on big immigration ruling versus the ACLU!

The Supreme Court this morning just gave the Trump administration a victory on immigration law after being challenged by the ACLU.

At issue is a law which mandates the detention of certain immigrants designated for deportation after they’ve committed specific crimes.

It appears the ACLU was trying to restrict the government’s ability to detain these criminal immigrants, suggesting they had to detain them within 24 hours of being let out of prison.



But the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, essentially said that the government can pick and detain these criminal immigrants whenever they want.

Here’s more from Reuters:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime – potentially even years – after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

The court ruled 5-4, with its conservative justices in the majority and its liberal justices dissenting, that federal authorities could pick up such immigrants and place them into indefinite detention anytime, not just immediately after they finish their prison sentences.

“It’s not the court’s job to impose time limits…”

The ruling, authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, left open the possibility of individual immigrants challenging the 1996 federal law involved in the case, called the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, on constitutional grounds – their right to due process – if they are detained long after they have completed their sentences.

The law at issue states that the government can detain convicted immigrants “when the alien is released” from criminal detention. Civil rights lawyers for two groups of plaintiffs argued that the language of the law shows that it applies only immediately after immigrants are released. The Trump administration said the government should have the power to detain such immigrants anytime.

It is not the court’s job, Alito wrote, to impose a time limit for when immigrants can be detained after serving a prison sentence. Alito noted that the court repeatedly has said in the past that “an official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never.”

Alito said the challengers’ assertion that immigrants had to be detained within 24 hours of ending a prison sentence is “especially hard to swallow.”

This totally makes sense to me, especially in light of the fact that some cities and states refuse to work with ICE because of their absurd sanctuary laws. How can ICE be expected to pick someone up within 24 hours when these cities refuse to notify the agency when a criminal immigrant is released from prison?

Here’s a video from CNN’s legal correspondent also explaining the decision:

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BlackR1
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What’s sad is that this had to go to the Supreme Court to begin with.

But we don’t call it the American Criminals Liberties Union for nothing.

DaYooper
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Hot Dam. I really like happy endings. Book ’em Dano.

Michael Thomas
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It’s good to see another smackdown pummeling of the rogue commie 9th Circuit court of appeals. They would be impeached if it were anywhere other than Pervertafornia.

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I can not stand reading and hearing the words, ‘illegal immigrants and their rights’ because it’s an oxymoron. Illegals have no rights. PERIOD!

Did RBG vote from her home?

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In many countries those who violate their immigration laws are brought in front of media and they are shamed! They are to be jailed, paid fine and deported and banned! What USA has become is just stupid! It has laws in place but there are too many haters that don’t want law enforced! For them America without border and immigration laws is their dream and goal! All countries except for USA are united when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws! They treat foreigners as foreigners!

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Foreigners, especially illegal ones, are treated as soon-to-be demoKKKrat voters. It is the reason why any and all crimes committed by illegal aliens are accepted as part of the bargain of adding millions to their voting base. The first day of a future demoKKKrat President will see granting amnesty and citizenship to 30-40 million illegals.

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Weird to read that the SCOTUS voted responsibly – or at all.

Teri Smith
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Nice to hear of a bit of sanity in the news!

The Sane Silence Dogood
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Wow, sanity returns to the rule of law. I’m aghast at it… LOL

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A 5-4 ruling? So ole Ruthie is still voting with Keagan and Sotomayor. I wonder who the 4th vote was if it wasn’t Roberts?

Kenoshamarge
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Breyer – he wrote the dissent.

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Slightly O/T but when it comes to the Supreme Court, there’s lots of reasons for the left to hate Trump. BUT the fact that when he was sworn into office in 2017 there were aging SC justices that could retire or die while he is president is what really gets their goat. Appointments to the SC has decades long impact on our justice system. Trump has made two so far and RGB’s seat will be next. For that, they can’t stand it !

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I’m surprised NT Justice Roberts sided with Trump on this one… I was expecting him to pull an ObamaCare-esque ruling.

Now, let’s go after the sanctuary city mayors and city councils… aiding and abetting criminals; I believe there’s a statute related to that…

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A 10 year stay at Gitmo would set an example !

Bob Davis
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Tired of winning yet? smile

Lillie Belle
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I would actually like to see the names assigned to their votes for clarification for all.

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Alito noted that the court repeatedly has said in the past that “an official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never.”
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I weep that we now live in a country where this issue had to go all the way to the Supreme Court, and to finally squeak by on a 5-4 vote. I guess I should be grateful, and I am, but this is just plain common sense, dang it!

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This is great. But since all illegal immigrants are criminals shouldn’t this apply to all of them?

D Guest
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And I’m not for ‘indefinite’ detention in the US – deport them ASAP!!!

msliberty
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msliberty

Always thankful for a win. Now stop handing out freebies & sanctuary cities.

Dr. Strangelove
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Great, but when are the sanctuaries going to be prosecuted for harboring felons?

Paladin
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Yup until some Democratic leaders start going to jail for violating Federal law, this craziness will continue.

Dr. Strangelove
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…and get worse.

PVG
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You better believe it!

Kenoshamarge
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When hell freezes over?

Dr. Strangelove
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The Eagles are touring again?

PVG
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Touche’ Doc!
Great concert btw!

sjmom
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This gives me hope for future immigration decisions.

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I get what the ACLU is trying to pull here. “You’re imprisoning them again after they served their sentence!”

Yea, BS. They served a sentence for the crime they committed. That doesn’t mean their debt to society is paid. They’re still here illegally and slated for deportation. Which means we need to warehouse them until they can BE deported. Not just let them run free and hope they show up when we actually are able to deport them.

This was a no-brainer for the Court.

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Now all we need is more efficient warehousing.

Amazon is good at warehousing technology. Let’s turn it all over to them! More robots – that’s what we need.

PVG
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Alcatraz springs to mind……

sjmom
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Apparently the libs on the court didn’t think it was a “no brainer”.

Paladin
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That’s because they have no brains. They run completely on feelings, and in the case of RBG I think someone with a remote control runs her.

sjmom
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Great point!!!!!

Abe Lincoln
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Exactly ATAT !

These leftists are always treating illegals way better than actual US citizens!

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The court ruled 5-4, with its conservative justices in the majority and its liberal justices dissenting.

Well there’s a nice surprise – the 5 Justices that supposedly rule via the Constitution vs the liberals who “feel” stuff. Alito once again shows his Conservative side.

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I assume you meant Roberts

Kenoshamarge
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Yes, I mean Roberts. The other four may not be perfect, although Alito and Thomas come close, but they are fairly solid.

RWrad
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Roberts had a momentary lapse back into following the rule of law rather than siding with the four Bolsheviks. On the really big issues I’m sure he slide back into his never Trumper ways. But, we’ll take them when we can get them.

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How can this be a 5-4 decision? How can the 4 be constitutional scholars? Sworn to uphold the Constitution, not ideology?

We’re screwed !! Every branch of the gov’t is politically polar. The legislative branch has effectively castrated itself through it’s inability to pass any meaningful legislation, so more and more power swings to the judicial and executive branch. the judicial branch is just one outcome of the fight for the executive office.

I don’t think there’s a chit storm big enough to get this two party system to pull it’s head out of it’s arse !!

Kenoshamarge
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Well somebody got out of bed on the wrong side this morning.

27Words
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Ok.. .maybe a little emphatic…. but all true smile
Does anyone see an end to this polar divide ?? There’s enough mass at each pole and a vacancy of character in between.
We’re stuck w/ the mess.

The Sane Silence Dogood
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Unfortunately, I do not think there is an easy way out of our polarization situation. The most costly would be civil war.

TomNewman64
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“But Gorsuch” and “But Kavanaugh” started out as the neverTrumper’s favorite insults, but become more realistic reasons for neverTrumpers to support this Presidency every day.

Kenoshamarge
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No doubt the #NeverTrumpers, what does that even mean at this point in time, will howl at the moon the next time Gorsuch or Kavanaugh don’t vote the way they think they should.

All of us will be disappointed in them from time to time. They are men and they will not always fit into a nice little mold. They will rule as they see things and they won’t always see things the way we do. I’m okay with that. In the totality of their decisions I expect they will be far more conservative than not.

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At this point in time #NeverTrumpers refers to those who will never support him. I detest his “the end justifies the means” principle, but I support his efforts and policies and give him the respect of POTUS. I am still undecided on whether or not I’ll cast a vote for him. So I guess I am somewhere in the middle.

Kenoshamarge
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Anti-Trump makes sense. #NeverTrump meant not voting for him. If they want to resurrect that for 2020 – fine. And some show their TDS by voting, or saying they will vote for Democrats. To me, and it’s JMO, that’s beyond anti-Trump to nuts. That’s a Bill Kristol Republican. Yuck! mrgreen

TomNewman64
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A lot of them will officially switch parties next year in order to vote for their favorite Marxists in the Dem primaries.

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Many have already declared.

Kenoshamarge
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While posturing as authentic “conservatives”. Which they are not. Not authentic. Not conservative. Just sore losers who have thrown a 3 year temper tantrum because things didn’t go their way.

AT
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Yea, but so will the Cult of Orange. If Brett or Neil go sideways on something, they’ll instantly go into hysterics and shout things like “Traitor” “Another damn Roberts” “He was bought” and other absurdities.

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Gorsuch was a solid pick and while Kavanaugh is more centrist I don’t mind if he ends up being more conservative to give the leftist kooks who dragged his name through the mud the finger

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