United States Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday in the Preap v. Nielsen case created more worries for millions of immigrants.
ICE agents would have the power to arrest people who are not U.S. citizens, and detain them for months or years based on past convictions with no chance of release on bond.
Clyde Edralin, who was recently released from immigration detention center in New Jersey, after being held for months over a resolved criminal case eleven years ago, told BA he does not feel completely free.
Last June, immigration and customs enforcement agents held the father of four on his way to work over illegal possession of an air gun charge from 2007, which was a felony and cause for deportation.
“I got in trouble with a bb gun that’s fine, then right there then that should have been taken care of they don’t have to wait 11 years, they even let me renew my green card, that’s what’s is so ridiculous about it. After 5 years, I got in trouble, I renewed my green card with no problem, then all of a sudden it’s a problem.”
This recent ruling could create similar problems to many. ICE agents would have the power to arrest people who are not citizens and detain them for months or years based on past convictions with no chance of release on bond.
“One is increased enforcement immigration law within the border, provide heightened enforcement of immigration laws by the federal government also sought increase participation of local and state government in enforcement of immigration laws.”
And the other, despite legal challenges, Trump’s order prevailed.
The 5-4 ruling was a victory for the court’s conservative justices and to the Trump administration, which has sought tougher immigration policies.