The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of the Trump administration by upholding a lower court opinion.
It gives the government the power to deport someone, even if they do not meet current requirements, such as committing previous offenses.
From Fox News:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision that an immigrant with lawful permanent resident status cannot fight deportation due to a previous offense…
In a 5-4 ruling with conservative justices on one side and liberals on the other, the court ruled for the Trump administration in holding that the statute in question, as drafted by Congress, requires deportation in the case of Andre Barton, even though the assault offenses that prevent him from appealing were not enough to deport him in the first place.
Why it’s important:
This is yet another case where the conservative majority ruled in Trump’s favor. The slim 5-4 majority, secured by Trump’s two appointments, has meant the difference in recent notable cases.
The significance of this ruling provides a level ground for all immigrants. It applies the same standard for deportation, whether someone is a longtime resident or just apply to enter the country.
The court’s majority stated they were upholding the law as written by Congress. Unless Congress chooses to change the law, the court decided it did not have the power to override it.
- The conservative majority in the Supreme Court continues to rule in favor of the Trump administration.
- Immigrants that commit crimes worthy of deportation will be treated the same as others, regardless of status.
- The court’s decision upheld the authority of Congress to decide immigration policy.
Source: Fox News