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A Victory for Immigrant Detainees

La Opinin, Posted: Aug 22, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- An editorial in La Opinin hails a ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that has restored a basic right for immigrant detainees. The three-judge panel ruled Thursday that detainees who are held in custody for more than six months without appearing before a judge have the right to file a class action suit. The law requires that detainees have the right to appear before a judge for a bond hearing in a swift and timely fashion. Currently, the waiting time for an immigrant detainee facing deportation to see a judge is roughly 15 months. The new ruling is important, editors write, because it grants class status to these detainees, allowing federal lawsuits to put an end to unlimited detention.

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