US Immigrants May Be Held Indefinitely

This can’t be true, can it?

Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In court documents filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Justice Department said a new anti-terrorism law being used to hold detainees in Guantanamo Bay also applies to foreigners captured and held in the United States.

  • It’s true.

    I expect / hope a Democratic Congress will roll back abuses like this and there unquestionably will be court challenges too.

  • Mike

    They can roll it back with a new law, but can they override a veto? We have to hope that courts will be more sympathetic to the Constitution than the Bush regime.

  • Thomas

    Illegal immigrants and non-citizens have no rights protected under the US constitution, nor should they.

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