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Decades-Old Deportations Get Supreme Court Look

June 24, 2019, 1:34 PM

The Supreme Court agreed to review a dispute over when deported immigrants can get a federal court to take a second look at their case.

The outcome could have implications for those deported years, or even decades ago.

Pedro Pablo Guerrero-Lasprilla was deported to Columbia in 1998 and Ruben Ovalles to the Dominican Republic in 2004. Both removals were related to drug convictions.

But they say a change in immigration law means they might be eligible to come back to the U.S.

The Bureau of Immigration Appeals, the agency responsible for reviewing deportation and other immigration rulings, said the pair...

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