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“The Delusion of Deporting the Country’s Troubles Away by Banishing ‘Criminal Aliens’”: David L. Wilson via Truthout

NYC - APRIL 11:  ICE officers arrest undocumented Mexican immigrant  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC - APRIL 11: ICE officers arrest undocumented Mexican immigrant (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

David L. Wilson, with Jane Guskin, is the author of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers (2nd Edition). In his latest article for Truthout, Wilson asks, “Is there really any reason for the US government to deport non-citizens with criminal records?”

“On April 17 the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that limited some of the excuses the government can use for deporting people. At issue in the case, Sessions v. Dimaya, was the meaning of “crime of violence” in immigration law; immigration judges have relied on this very broad category to order some non-citizens deported as “criminal aliens.” The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2015 that the category was unconstitutionally vague and therefore not a basis for deportation, and the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upheld the Ninth Circuit’s ruling….”

Read David Wilson‘s article at Truthout
(And follow the authors on Twitter: @Immigration_QA.)

Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission

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