PoliZette: Supreme Court Weighs if Burglary Should Trigger Deportation

IRLI In The News

October 2, 2017

By Brendan Kirby

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments — again — on a case involving a legal immigrant whose burglary conviction triggered a deportation order.

The justices heard arguments on the case in January but split 4-4 and set it for re-argument after the appointment of a justice to fill the vacancy caused by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. His replacement, Justice Neil Gorsuch, figures to be the deciding vote.

Under federal law, even a lawful permanent resident can be deported if he or she commits certain crimes. At issue in this case is whether burglary is serious enough to qualify. … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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