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Court Rules Detained Immigrants Must Appear For Judge Within 10 Days

Detained immigrants are currently waiting weeks or months to see a judge, an increase from an average of 11 days in 2014.

Deanna Garcia

Dec 03, 2020

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Detained immigrants are currently waiting weeks or months to see a judge. But a Monday court ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan has decided immigrants must see a judge within 10 days. Civil rights groups are pleased with the ruling and say this would affect immigration authorities who withhold detained immigrants indefinitely prior to meeting a judge. According to Judge Nathan’s ruling, the average wait to see a judge in 2014 was 11 days, then increased to over a month in 2017 and eventually became close to three months in 2018. News 10 

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