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US Supreme Court rules undocumented immigrants must prove eligibility for protection

March 5, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday that undocumented immigrants bear the burden of showing that they have not been convicted of a crime involving “moral turpitude,” or they will face lawful removal.

Clemente Pereida, is being deported under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952. He has lived in the US for more than 25 years and has started a family in the country. In 2010, Pereida was convicted of attempted criminal impersonation for using a fraudulent social security card in hopes of securing employment.

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