Criminal justice

Supreme Court rules government can detain convicted immigrants years after release

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The Supreme Court handed a win to the Trump administration Tuesday, ruling 5-4 that the government can detain convicted immigrants who have completed their sentence and are awaiting deportation, even years after they have been released from jail or prison, CNN reports.

Details: The ruling reversed a lower court decision that required the government to immediately detain immigrants released from criminal custody, rather than wait months or years. The court's conservative justices argued that limited government resources and other factors make it difficult to do so.

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