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PoliZette: Supreme Court Weighs if Burglary Should Trigger Deportation

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments — again — on a case involving a legal immigrant whose burglary conviction triggered a deportation order.

The justices heard arguments on the case in January but split 4-4 and set it for re-argument after the appointment of a justice to fill the vacancy caused by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. His replacement, Justice Neil Gorsuch, figures to be the deciding vote.

Under federal law, even a lawful permanent resident can be deported if he or she commits certain crimes. At issue in this case is whether burglary is serious enough to qualify. ... Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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