Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Not Entitled To Bail During ProceedingsPlay
In a major decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants — even lawful ones — convicted of some crimes do not have a right to a regular bond hearing while their immigration status is under review.
The 5-3 decision overturns a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had said criminally convicted immigrants have a right to twice-a-year bond hearings to determine if they're a flight risk.
Rosanna Cavallaro, professor of law at Suffolk University where she teaches Criminal Law and Evidence.
Sarah Sherman-Stokes, associate director at the BU School of Law Immigrants Rights and Human Trafficking Program.
This segment aired on February 27, 2018.