Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

Reuters | March 19, 2019

Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies. The court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines, with its conservative justices in the majority and its liberal justices dissenting, that federal authorities could pick up such immigrants and place them into indefinite detention anytime, not just immediately after they finish prison sentences.

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In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve to support the safe growth of the industry.

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In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve to support the safe growth of the industry.

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