United States v. Veloz-Alonso

Three-time deportee from Mexico enters the country a fourth time, gets caught, pleads guilty to illegal reentry, and moves for release on bail pending sentencing. Is he a flight risk? Yes, says the government, because if you let him out on bail we will deport him, and then how would he show up for his sentencing hearing? District Court: That’s too clever by half. Sixth Circuit: Nope, it’s just the right amount of clever; nothing in the statute prohibits ICE from deporting people pending trial or sentencing.

Tags: 2018, Deportation, ICE, Immigration, Sixth Circuit

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