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Supreme Court weighs rules for jailed immigrants in Trump era

The Supreme Court building in Washington. (Saul Loeb / AFP-Getty Images)
The Supreme Court building in Washington. (Saul Loeb / AFP-Getty Images)

Facing the likelihood of dramatically stepped-up deportations under a President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court justices sounded closely split Wednesday over whether the government can indefinitely jail immigrants with criminal convictions while they fight legal efforts to remove them from the country.

Trump, who made illegal immigration one of the platforms of his presidential campaign, has promised to deport as many as 3 million immigrants once he takes office, and the Supreme Court case involving a Los Angeles immigrant could give his administration greater leverage.

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