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February 28, 2018

The Supreme Court just created a legal mess for detained immigrants
By Taylor Dolven and Keegan Hamilton

The lead plaintiff in the Jennings case is Alejandro Rodriguez, a lawful permanent resident who came to the U.S. as an infant. After being detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he spent more than three years in detention without a hearing. He missed the birth of his daughter while he fought to stay in the country. Rodriguez’s situation is not unusual: The average wait time for immigration cases to be resolved is 708 days, up 25 percent since 2014, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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