Skip to comments.U.S. Supreme Court won't block Chicago woman's deportation
Posted on 02/21/2013 6:47:51 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block the deportation of a Chicago woman and thousands of other immigrants who pleaded guilty in the past to serious crimes and were not warned by their lawyers that a criminal record targeted them for removal.
The decision highlights the stark consequences for noncitizens of having a criminal record. The current law calls for mandatory deportation for immigrants, including lawful residents, who have an aggravated felony on their record. The term can describe a variety of state and federal offenses.
Immigration lawyers say tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them lawful permanent residents, plead guilty each year to crimes that may lead to them being deported.
Three years ago, the high court ruled that lawyers had a duty to warn noncitizens of the prospect that a guilty plea would lead to their deportation.
But in a 7-2 ruling Wednesday, the justices said their earlier decision cannot be applied retroactively to extend relief to immigrants who pleaded guilty to serious offenses before 2010.
Wednesday's decision came in the case of Roselva Chaidez, a Chicago woman who was born in Mexico. She has lived in Chicago for decades and had been a lawful permanent resident since 1977. Her lawyers said she has three children and two grandchildren.
In 1998, she admitted to receiving $1,200 from an insurance company for having falsely claimed to have been injured in an auto accident. The scheme, run by her son and others, netted $26,000, the government said.
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I am a citizen and somehow managed to go 40 years without getting an aggrivated felony. Is it too much to ask them to behave and not commit crimes at least?
In my own life, if my lawyer screws up, no one else except possibly him is going to make good.
Speaking of the right to have a competent lawyer, at least four of the justices are not competent lawyers, so what about WE THE PEOPLE ~ don’t we have a right to have competent lawyers on the bench?
Any little deportation helps. Bye Bye!
It’s about time! Now who is going to find these thousands like her, and how do we force them to leave? It’s not like ICE will do it.
As for the decision by SCOTUS what immigrant (legal or illegal) doesn’t know committing crimes will get you deported - especially a FELONY!? Heck, that’s like basic knowledge isn’t it? Besides, whatever happened to ignorance of the law not being an excuse?
Hasta la vista!
That’s where people should be Deported TO, not from.
Sing it Frank!
My kind of Town,
My Kind of Town...
Is the son getting booted, too? Or did he have the good fortune to be born here?
Good riddance to this stinking scumbag.
My bet is that she other crimes as well
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