Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2021, 2:12 PMUpdated: April 29, 2021, 5:21 PM

Justices Again Back Longtime Immigrants in Deportation Case (3)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court extended a victory for longtime immigrants who entered the country illegally but now have strong ties to the community and want to stay.

The justices on Thursday sided with a Guatemalan national who sought to take advantage of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that made it harder to carry out deportations in certain circumstances.

The 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch focused on a single word to resolve a split among the circuits and broke along non-ideological lines. It also demonstrated how liberals may be able to pull off victories by splitting the conservative vote. ...

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