The Supreme court has limited the deportation of immigrant criminals

Today, April 17, the U.S. Supreme court declared the Law that requires deportation of legal immigrantswho have committed a criminal offence, «vague» and therefore in violation of human rights and the U.S. Constitution.

A majority of the justices sided with a convicted for theft James Garcia Dimage of California, a legal immigrant from the Philippines.

The Supreme court upheld the decision of the lower court in 2015 that the law on deportation of criminal immigrants has created uncertainty as to what crimes should be considered violent. (Faces deportation for violent crimes.)

«If the law has the controversial wording, it can lead to arbitrariness of the authorities — prosecutors and the local courts,» said Supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch.

James Garcia DIMIA came to the United States from the Philippines in 1992 at the age of 13 years and lived near San Francisco. The Federal government issued a decree on the deportation of Dimagi, after he was convicted of 2 burglaries in 2007 and 2009, although such crimes are considered «violent».

In 2010, the Department of immigration appeals under the Ministry of justice stated that burglary should be treated as a «violent crime» and insisted on the deportation of the men.

And in 2015 the district court in San Francisco ruled that the law on deportation of immigrant criminals was not very clear and may limit their right to a fair trial. This decision was supported today by the U.S. Supreme court.