The Washington Times: Criminal migrant presents case to Supreme Court on ‘systemic racism,’ seeks repeal of federal code

IRLI In The News

December 28, 2023

By Stephen Dinan

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 attorneys argue.

Read the full story at The Washington Times. Also published at Spotlight.

Get Connected

Sign up for our email newsletter to stay up to date with immigration reform in the United States.

Attorneys United for a Secure America (AUSA) is a non-partisan affiliation of talented attorneys dedicated to pursuing cases that serve the national interest when it comes to immigration law.

If you are interested in joining the network, visit the AUSA website.