December 27, 2023
A previously deported illegal immigrant has asked the Supreme Court to overturn his criminal conviction, arguing the law that makes it a felony to sneak back into the U.S. is the product of systemic racism.
Gustavo Carrillo-Lopez says Congress was decidedly racist when it enacted a law against illegal reentry in 1929 as part of the Undesirable Aliens Act. Congress rewrote the law in 1952 and has updated it several times but has never repudiated the racism from 1929, so the law must fall, Carillo-Lopez’s lawyers argue.
Read the full story at The Washington Mail.
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