Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

SCOTUS Rules Law Allowing Deportation For Convictions Is Too Broad

SCOTUS Rules Law Allowing Deportation For Convictions Is Too Broad

Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Presidential Donald Trump nominated previous year, joined with the court's four liberal justices in invalidating the statute.

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a law that allows the government to deport immigrants convicted of certain crimes was unconstitutional. Conviction for a crime of violence subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process. The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 supreme court decision that struck down a similarly worded part of another federal law that imposes longer prison sentences on repeat criminals.

The decision came in Sessions v. Diyama, a case that was carried over from last term when the justices were deadlocked 4 to 4 on how to resolve the matter.

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The case began under the Obama administration after James Dimaya, who came to the USA legally in 1992 from the Philippines, pleaded no contest to two counts of residential burglary in California. It was a defeat for the Justice Department, which had defended the law under both the Trump and Obama administrations. In a case considering the deportation of an immigrant convicted of a felony, Gorsuch sided with the liberal justices in deciding to allow him to stay in the United States. It falls in line with the thinking of the late justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the more liberal justices to strike the provision.

After Justice Gorsuch joined the court, the justices heard the case re-argued.

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