Comment: Due Process For All - ACLU reports that “Cheikh Diop was detained for 1,072 days - or nearly three years - while challenging the government's attempt to remove him to Senegal, a country he had fled 20 years earlier after being tortured by Senegalese military forces. Because of his prolonged detention, Mr. Diop lost his longtime job as a cook at TGI Friday's and was separated from his four U.S. citizen children - all because the government refused to grant him the basic due process of a bond hearing. Today, the ACLU won an important victory on behalf of Mr. Diop and hundreds of other detainees subjected to the government's practice of detaining immigrants for prolonged periods of time without bond hearings - sometimes for years on end - while they defend their legal rights to remain in the country.“
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