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High Court Upholds Incarceration of Immigrants Set for Deportation

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High Court Upholds Incarceration of Immigrants Set for Deportation

High Court Upholds Incarceration of Immigrants Set for Deportation

High Court Upholds Incarceration of Immigrants Set for Deportation

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The Supreme Court upholds a law that requires immigrants convicted of certain crimes to be jailed while awaiting deportation hearings. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports the 5-4 majority opinion says Congress was justified in denying immigrants freedom on bond, because of the concern they would commit other crimes or not show up for hearings.