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.

3 Responses to US Immigrants May Be Held Indefinitely

  1. Bob Morris Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 10:50 am #

    It’s true.

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

  2. Mike Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 4:38 pm #

    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.

  3. Thomas Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 1:27 pm #

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