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U.S. Supreme Court,
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Jun. 17, 2024

Justices ease deportation of immigrants without court notice to appear

The ruling reverses two 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions and affirms a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision.

Reversing two 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that immigrants who are in the country without permission can be removed even if their initial notice to appear did not include the time or place of the hearing.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., an appointee of President George W. Bush, wrote that the removal orders cannot be rescinded because they were sent a subsequent notice and did not show up.

"Each alien before u...

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