- Deportation cases in which immigrants receive incomplete, erroneous information or the authorities fail to notify, will be annulled
- The Supreme Court decision had six votes in favor – three of them from conservative magistrates – and three against
- The ruling of the highest court favors hundreds and thousands of immigrants
Deportation cases. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday in favor of immigrants whose notifications to appear in deportation hearings before immigration courts contain some type of error or are not duly notified, the Reuters news agency reported, in a clear victory for the immigrant community.
In the ruling, the highest court blamed the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States from Guatemala illegally to appear for a deportation hearing. The magistrates, in a 6-3 ruling that divided the conservative block of the court, reversed the decision of a lower court against the Hispanic Agusto Niz-Chávez
Deportation cases: Supreme Court agrees with Guatemalan
The lower court had prevented Agusto Niz-Chávez from continuing with his request to cancel the attempted expulsion from the United States after having lived in the country for many years. Niz-Chávez lives in Michigan with his family after entering the United States illegally in 2005.
The issue in the case was whether federal immigration law requires authorities to include all relevant details for a notice to appear at a hearing in one document or whether the information can be sent across multiple documents, Reuters explains.
Deportation cases: single declaration
“In this case, the terms of the law ensure that, when the federal government seeks a procedural advantage against an individual, it will at least provide a single and reasonably complete statement of the nature of the process against him,” wrote Conservative Judge Neil. Gorsuch on the ruling.
Gorsuch was joined by the three Liberal justices of the court, as well as Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett. Gorsuch and Barrett were nominated by Trump and confided in their administration. In the dissent, Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, along with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, said the ruling was “puzzling as a matter of legal interpretation and common sense.”
Deportation cases: ruling favors hundreds, thousands
According to Univision, the ruling favors hundreds, perhaps thousands of undocumented immigrants who are facing deportation from the United States, according to the television station. The ruling was six judges in favor and three against. The Supreme Court ruled that notices of appearance cannot reach a court incomplete and thus activate a deportation process.
In many cases, when the undocumented foreigner receives one of these documents, the clock that measures the time of illegal stay in the country is automatically cut or suspended, preventing the affected person in certain cases from claiming permanent legal residence for having spent more than 10 years without papers in the United States and their deportation would cause extreme suffering to an immediate family member, adds Univision.
Biden Calls to End “Grueling War for Immigration”
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, on Wednesday urged an end to the partisan “exhausting war” on immigration during the first speech of his mandate before both houses of Congress. The president also asked the Legislature to approve his immigration reform.
Biden’s reform aims to regularize the 11 million irregular immigrants living in the country, a project that is stalled in the Senate due to the lack of support from the Republican opposition.
Biden speaks in his speech on immigration
“If you think we need a secure border, approve it. If you believe in a path to citizenship, approve it. If you really want to solve the problem, I have sent you the project, now please approve it, “said Biden.
The Democratic leader said that “for more than 30 years politicians have talked about immigration reform and have done nothing” and said that “the time has come to solve it,” the news agency reported. Efe.
Biden asks to pass immigration reform
Despite that initial defense of his immigration reform, Biden seemed to give up the maximalist project by reaching out to moderate Republicans, whom he needs to pass any initiative, and urged them to prioritize certain groups.
“If Congress is not going to pass my plan, let’s at least pass what we agree to,” Biden said, citing young people known as “dreamers,” farmworkers, and beneficiaries of Protective Status programs. Temporary.
An immigration reform in parts
The immigration reform that Biden proposed on his first day in power contemplates an eight-year process for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants to achieve citizenship.
Faced with the difficulty of getting the ten Republican votes they need in the Senate, the Democrats are trying to push that reform in parts, and have started with a bill to protect the “dreamers” and another to regularize undocumented farm workers, both already approved in the Lower House.
Record numbers of arrests of undocumented immigrants
Since Biden’s arrival to power in January, the United States has also recorded record numbers of arrests of undocumented immigrants on its border with Mexico, with more than 172,000 in March, including almost 19,000 minors, an unprecedented figure.
The Biden administration has come under fire because many minors who have crossed the border have stayed longer than allowed by law in detention centers run by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which are not designed for kids.
Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make history
Biden started his address paying tribute to the next two women in the line of succession: the Vice President of the country, Kamala Harris, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. “Madam President, Madam Vice President. No president has ever said these words from this podium. No president has said those words before. It was about time, ”Biden said.
Although Pelosi had previously occupied that seat, it is the first time that the Vice President’s seat has been occupied by a woman: Kamala Harris, who after the 2020 elections also became the first black person to occupy that position and the first of Indian or Asian origin to do so.
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