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Justices OK Detentions for Criminal Immigrants

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Justices OK Detentions for Criminal Immigrants

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Justices OK Detentions for Criminal Immigrants

Justices OK Detentions for Criminal Immigrants

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A sharply divided Supreme Court upholds a 1996 law requiring that legal immigrants who have criminal records be detained while awaiting deportation hearings, even in cases where the government concedes there is no risk of flight from justice or of a danger posed to society. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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