Immigrant in U.S. for 12 Years Eligible for Deportation after Criminal Conviction, Supreme Court Affirms

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A Supreme Court ruling today, states that an immigrant who had resided in the U.S. for twelve years, is eligible for deportation after conviction of a criminal offense.

Under immigration laws, a noncitizen living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident (aka greencard holder) “may be removed from the United States” if he “has ever been convicted of an aggravated felony, or has committed an offense… during the initial seven years of residence”.

In this case, the man had been convicted of “state crimes on three separate occasions spanning 12 years”, including “a firearms offense, drug offenses, and aggravated assault offenses”.

As the man “committed the offenses during his initial seven years of residence and was later convicted of the offenses,” the Supreme Court declares he is now suitable for removal from the country.

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