A decision that favors undocumented Immigrants charged with a felony and held without bond has just been handed down from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court.
The idea of holding someone presumed to have committed a crime without bail based on their legal status in this country is absurd. Traditionally the measure utilized is that which determines if the individual is a flight risk or not. In the case of an individual with a job and family ties in the U.S., especially U.S. born children or a U.S. Citizen wife, the wiser decision and the appropriate one would be to release the individual on bond, or a monitoring device if the judicial officer feels there is a degree of flight risk.
The following is a quote from the majority on their ruling today: