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Top US court sides with govt on detaining some immigrants

The US Supreme Court has ruled that authorities can detain some immigrants with criminal records at any time, marking a victory for the administration of President Donald Trump and its hard line on migrants. Justices of the country s highest court, which has a conservative majority under Trump, Tuesday decided by five votes to four against a lower court ruling from California s Ninth Circuit appeals court. Trump s measures to curb migration have faced numerous court challenges. In this case, two permanent residents of the US had filed class actions over their arrest and detention without bond hearings by immigration authorities years after they had served criminal sentences and been released. The Ninth Circuit -- whose rulings Trump has previously criticized as dangerous -- said that aliens deemed deportable under a 1996 law and who have committed certain crimes must be arrested immediately by immigration agents upon release from jail. Otherwise, the alien must have a chance for a ..

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