According to a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2001, immigrants should be deported or released within a period of six months. But the fault is not always true.
Some undocumented aliens in immigration jails are deprived years of freedom.
A federal government lawyer in New York said it cannot meet the demands of a judge to quickly deliver documents to a defender of civil rights group to analyze why thousands of immigrants have been detained for months and sometimes years while their immigration status is checked.
The prosecutor’s office wills Preet Bharara stated District Judge Richard Berman government’s position in a letter that was made public on Wednesday. It was written five days after the judge criticized the government, saying that his “continued refusal to produce documents” requested nearly five years ago by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had delayed the ability group to expose and help reform a system in which thousands of immigration detainees remain in immigration jails for more than six months.
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The ACLU eventually filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act in federal court in Manhattan in 2011 for access to documents of the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration Police and Customs Enforcement.
The union challenged the practice of “prolonged immigration detention - for months or years without appropriate procedures to determine whether their detention is justified.” He cited a sharp increase in the number of immigrants detained in recent decades, and noted that these were not serving criminal sentences, but thousands were arrested to ensure that they were available to be deported from the country if deportation is ordered and appeals have been exhausted.