Will Ninth Circuit Close Alien Detention Centers in California?

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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 WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a friend-of-the-court brief before the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, in a case that puts federal immigration detention in the state of California in peril. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit had struck down California’s statute outlawing private detention centers as it applied to immigration detention centers run by federal contractors, but the full Ninth Circuit vacated that decision and is rehearing the case en banc. . . .