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Undocumented Immigrants Bear Burden To Challenge Deportation


The U.S. Supreme Court makes it more difficult for undocumented immigrants with criminal records to avoid deportation. In a 5-3 ruling in Pereida v. Wilkinson, the majority said that under immigration law, immigrants must prove that their violations aren’t among those that Congress said require mandatory deportation. The Court said that Clemente Pereida, who has lived in the United States for 25 years and is facing deportation for a misdemeanor conviction, did not meet the burden of proof.