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Justices Concerns: Immigration Law and Supreme Court

justices concerns: Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation a virtual certainty for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court, according to The Chronicle Herald. The decision is a loss for President Donald Trump's administration, which has emphasized stricter enforcement of immigration law. The court's 5-4 decision in an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. In this case, President Barack Obama's administration took the same position in the Supreme Court in defence of the challenged provision. He ended by saying Keep America Safe! With the four other conservative justices in dissent, it was the vote of Trump-appointee Gorsuch that was decisive in striking down the provision at issue. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday evening that the court's decision means that Congress must close loopholes that block the removal of dangerous criminal aliens, including aggravated felons. ( As reported in the news.