SCOTUS Rules That Illegals Can't Avoid Deportation By Missing A Court Date
06/18/2024
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This Breitbart story, SCOTUS Rules 5-4 Against Illegals Fighting their Deportations from U.S. [by John Binder, June 14, 2024]is actually more complicated than would appear. It used to be that when you were processing and letting an alien enter the United States you tried to schedule a court date for the alien before they left the station. If you couldn’t do that, then you made sure the alien had an address where the court could mail him the date of his court hearing. There was a telephone number provided to the alien and the alien could call up with their Alien number (A #) from their paperwork and find out when their court date was. Or, they could simply ignore the court and go about their merry way

Often, if they didn’t show up in court, the court ordered them deported in absentia, which means the next time they're in custody, they can be sent straight home without any further legal action.

By a narrow vote, the Supreme Court has allowed this practice to continue.

Alito [who wrote the decision] was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Thomas, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. Justice Jackson filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Gorsuch.

The case is Campos-Chaves v. Garland, No. 22-674 in the Supreme Court of the United States.

If it hadn’t, then illegal aliens could ignore their court dates up until (or if) they were picked up by law enforcement, and then still gone on to immigration court anyway.

The aliens now still have an obligation to find out when their court trial is. They can’t blame the courts for not trying hard enough to find them.

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