SCOTUS to Decide on Due Process Rights for Immigrants Facing Deportation

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Imprisoned immigrants are seen at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Adelanto Detention Facility on September 6, 2016 in Adelanto, California. (Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is taking up a California case about whether immigrants who are legal permanent residents can be held in detention indefinitely by the federal government while they fight deportation. Critics argue that it is an unconstitutional violation of due process to hold a person without a hearing for possible release, but argues that non-citizens don't have that right. This is a Forum special broadcast from Washington D.C.

Kevin R. Johnson,
 dean, professor of law and Chicana/o studies, and the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair at the University of California at Davis
Julie Small, criminal justice and immigration reporter, KQED