GOP Sens. Blast 9th Circ.’s Immigrant Bond Hearing Decision

Law360, New York (August 23, 2016, 10:44 PM ET) — In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, two prominent Republican senators lambasted the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision that only criminally convicted immigrants who enter immigration custody soon after being released can be detained without bond hearings, saying the decision clashed with other circuits’ rulings.

In the Friday letter, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., raised alarm over the Ninth Circuit’s Aug. 4 ruling in Preap v. Johnson. A panel in that case held that…

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