The Supreme Court has refused to reinstate an immigration detention policy by the Biden Administration that would direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to prioritize immigrants who threaten national security or public safety. The ruling comes after a decision by a Texas district court judge, who ruled that the policy violated federal law. The Department of Justice (DOJ) requested the policy be allowed to remain in place while the decision was being appealed, but the Supreme Court rejected their request.
The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments in two cases involving immigrants that have been detained without a bail hearing for prolonged periods of time. The Court is weighing in on whether or not such prolonged detentions without a hearing are legal, and whether these immigrants are entitled to a hearing. While the arguments concern these two cases specifically, the Court’s ruling could impact thousands of immigrants currently being detained by American immigration authorities.