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Supreme Court strikes down vague law applied to legal residents

Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned an unconstitutionally vague law, legal residents in Florida may have greater access to due process when convicted of crimes. The law in question required the automatic deportation of legal residents found guilty of "crimes of violence."

Immigrants don't have to be given bond hearings

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. This may be true for those living in Florida or elsewhere in the country as permanent residents. In its ruling, the court ruled that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a mistake when determining that immigrants were entitled to a hearing every six months.

Detainees granted class action status in forced labor lawsuit

Floridians who are taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents may be held at detention facilities, and some of these facilities are run by private companies that have contracts with the U.S. government. One such facility that is located in Colorado is the subject of a class action lawsuit that was filed by nine detainees.

Guardianship plan may be needed for undocumented immigrants

New immigration policies heightening the detention of undocumented immigrants can lead to a new problem: caring for the children of those detained. With more than 5 million children of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the problem could worsen in the coming years. For undocumented persons in the Florida area and elsewhere, some preventive measures may be in order.

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