Indefinite Detention for Immigrant Detainees?

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One of the amendments being considered in the Senate immigration reform bill would allow the United States to hold immigrants indefinitely if they cannot be deported because their home country refuses to take them back. Under Amendment 1203, authored by Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, immigrant detainees would be confined without the right to stand before a judge. The amendment would also prevent judges from using humane and cost-saving alternatives to detention, such as monitoring and weekly check-ins which would keep families together.  

Here's what this would mean for LGBT immigrants

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