Hundreds — and possibly thousands, according to the ACLU — of undocumented immigrants are still waiting for their day in court.
Currently, no law requires the government to provide bond hearings to detained undocumented immigrants in any specific time period, leaving many held indefinitely. Now, the Supreme Court will decide if that’s constitutional or not.
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Sylvester Owino, who came to the U.S. from Kenya, lost years of his life waiting for the bond hearing that would eventually release him from immigration detention. After spending 10 years in legal limbo, he was eventually freed on a $1,500 bond by an immigration judge.
The ACLU doesn’t want to see any more cases like Owino’s again.
This past October, the organization
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