Today, The Hill reported that President Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment, Justice Neil Gorsuch has cast the deciding vote on a decision of an immigrant fighting his deportation. Gorsuch sided in favor of the immigrant, James Garcia Dimaya, who the government sought to deport after his second first-degree burglary conviction in California. The court ruled that part of the definition of “crime of violence” as included in our immigration law pertaining to deportation is unconstitutionally vague. The Supreme Court delivered a message that the law cannot leave people in the dark about what the law demands and whether a specific offense will cause an individual to be deprived of their liberty.
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