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Justices Block Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants (Eng/Esp)

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Washington D.C. – On June 1, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona constitutional amendment that denied bail to all undocumented immigrants charged with felonies. The amendment; which was passed in 2006, was deemed unconstitutional because it did not provide for case-by-case determinations.

Washington D.C. – On June 1, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona constitutional amendment that denied bail to all undocumented immigrants charged with felonies. The amendment; which was passed in 2006, was deemed unconstitutional because it did not provide for case-by-case determinations.

The initiative, which was initially approved by 78% of Arizona voters, had banned any pretrial release of illegal immigrants “if the proof is evident or the presumption great that the person is guilty of the offense charged.”

This was based on a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that illegal immigrants subject to deportation pose a heavy risk of fleeing or attempting to jump bail; therefore, they can be jailed and held before their trials without bail. This set the precedent for federal courts to allow the Arizona amendment to remain in effect for as long as it did.

However; the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reversed this ruling and held that this was a careless attempt to address the possibility of arrested illegal aliens fleeing to escape prosecution.

This ruling was deemed a win by the American Civil Liberties Union’s stand on immigrant’s rights.

To date, twenty-two states deny bail to defendants charged with felonies. Six states also deny bail to those who have the possibility of being charged with life sentences. Only three states deny bail based on immigration status- Arizona, Missouri, and Alabama.

Washington D.C. – On June 1, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona constitutional amendment that denied bail to all undocumented immigrants charged with felonies. The amendment; which was passed in 2006, was deemed unconstitutional because it did not provide for case-by-case determinations.

The initiative, which was initially approved by 78% of Arizona voters, had banned any pretrial release of illegal immigrants “if the proof is evident or the presumption great that the person is guilty of the offense charged.”

This was based on a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that illegal immigrants subject to deportation pose a heavy risk of fleeing or attempting to jump bail; therefore, they can be jailed and held before their trials without bail. This set the precedent for federal courts to allow the Arizona amendment to remain in effect for as long as it did.

However; the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reversed this ruling and held that this was a careless attempt to address the possibility of arrested illegal aliens fleeing to escape prosecution.

This ruling was deemed a win by the American Civil Liberties Union’s stand on immigrant’s rights.

To date, twenty-two states deny bail to defendants charged with felonies. Six states also deny bail to those who have the possibility of being charged with life sentences. Only three states deny bail based on immigration status- Arizona, Missouri, and Alabama.

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Washington D.C. – el 1 de junio, la Corte Suprema eliminó una enmienda constitucional de Arizona que niega libertad bajo fianza a todos los inmigrantes indocumentados acusados de delitos. La enmienda; que fue aprobada en 2006, se consideró inconstitucional porque no proporcionó para las determinaciones del caso-por-caso.


La iniciativa, que fue aprobada inicialmente por el 78% de los votantes de Arizona, había prohibido cualquier versión previa de los inmigrantes ilegales "Si la prueba es evidente o la presunción es que la persona es culpable del delito acusado grande."


Esto se basó en un Tribunal Supremo 2003 ese tema de los inmigrantes ilegales a pose de deportación pesado riesgo de huir o intentando saltar fianza; por lo tanto, pueden ser encarcelados y antes de sus ensayos sin derecho a fianza. Este precedente para los tribunales federales permitir que la enmienda de Arizona a permanecer en efecto por tanto como lo hizo.


Sin embargo; el completo corte de Apelaciones del 9no circuito revocó esta decisión y sostuvo que esto era un intento descuidado para abordar la posibilidad de inmigrantes ilegales arrestados huir para escapar de la persecución.
Este fallo se consideró una victoria por soporte de la American Civil Liberties Union sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes.


Hasta la fecha, veintidós Estados niegan libertad bajo fianza a los demandados acusados de delitos graves. Seis Estados también niegan fianza a quienes tienen la posibilidad de ser cargado con sentencias de por vida. Sólo tres Estados niegan fianza basada en el estatus de inmigración-Arizona, Alabama y Missouri.

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