On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration to enforce deportation for illegal aliens who committed crimes and have completed their sentence. The ruling also allows the administration to deport detained illegal aliens in sanctuary cities/states. With a decision of 5-4, Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in the majority.
The law states that the federal government can deport convicted immigrants “when the alien is released” from criminal detention. The Trump administration said the government should have the power to detain criminal immigrants anytime.
Justice Alito stated that the court can not impose on time limits of when immigrants can be detained after serving a prison sentence. “An official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never, ” Alito reminded everyone of the previous decision by the court and added that criminal immigrants had to be detained within 24 hours of ending their prison sentence, according to existing laws.
Before President Trump took office in January of 2017, he mention prisons were overflowing with illegal aliens who were not supposed to be in the United States in the first place. However, law makers kept ignoring the issues costing legal residents and citizens an estimate of $3 billion in the fiscal year of 2018 alone for 105,140 convicted illegals, according to ICE report.