Justices OK Required Jail for Accused Immigrants

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/30/politics/30SCOT.html The Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities can imprison immigrants it wants to deport without first giving them a chance to show that they present neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community. The 5-to-4 ruling upheld provisions of a 1996 immigration law as applied to aliens who are lawful permanent residents of the United States and who have been convicted of drug crimes or other "aggravated" offenses. The New York Times . . .

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