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Judge: Detained immigrants must see a judge within 10 days

Added 11-30-20 07:22:07pm EST - “Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they've sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Judge: Detained immigrants must see a judge within 10 days”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW YORK (AP) - Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday.

Civil rights groups praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan as the first of its kind in the nation to set such a rule for the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

They said in a release that the ruling would strike a blow to federal immigration authorities who hold detained immigrants indefinitely before they appear before a judge.

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The judge said a law authorizing the detention of immigrants while removal proceedings are pending “does not negate class members’ interests - of the utmost importance - in freedom from imprisonment.”

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