Published April 24, 2018

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision struck down a significant portion of a federal statute exposing foreign nationals to deportation on the basis of having committed a “crime of violence”.  The court ruled it incorporates too vague a definition and therefore violates the Due Process clause of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.     The case – Sessions v. Dimaya – involves the reversal of a deportation order against a long time U.S. lawful resident from the Philippines who in 2007 and 2009 was convicted of residential burglary in California.


PUBLISHED April 24, 2018– “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2018, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois