Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled the Department of Homeland Security has the federal authority to detain illegal immigrants indefinitely after they've served a court sentence. The 5-4 decision was a win for the Trump administration and helps to close a number of "catch-and-release" loopholes than enable illegal immigration.
Many on the left, who ignore illegal immigration as a crime, aren't happy about the ruling.
Oof. This is terrible news. SCOTUS rules 5–4 that ICE may arrest and detain an unauthorized immigrant *indefinitely* once he has been taken into criminal custody. Doesn't matter if he was released from custody months or even years ago. https://t.co/Ldw7cr9phY— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) March 19, 2019
BREAKING: Today the Supreme Court failed to uphold one of our founding principles — no indefinite detention. #SCOTUS held that immigrants can be detained indefinitely for a crime they might have been released from years ago, w/o an opportunity for bail. 1/ https://t.co/nTavU5T5hz— National Immigration Law Center (@NILC) March 19, 2019
The Supreme Court says the government can detain -- without a bond hearing -- immigrants with past criminal records, even if years have passed since they were released from criminal custody. https://t.co/OIJAyjezng pic.twitter.com/qzpingaFz7— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2019
Entering the country illegally at any point in time is, in fact, illegal.