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Immigration Law

Expert: Supreme Court Decision Gives Some Immigrants a "Second Chance"

Andrew Chung, Reuters, Apr. 29, 2021

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday offered new hope to thousands of long-term immigrants seeking to avoid deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a removal hearing. The justices, in a 6-3 decision that divided the high court's conservative bloc, overturned a lower court's decision that had prevented Agusto Niz-Chavez from pursuing his request to cancel the attempted expulsion based on the length of time he had lived in the United States. ... The ruling upends years of practice by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and in the short term will slow down the number of people placed in immigration proceedings, said Cornell University immigration law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. For many, Yale-Loehr added, "it does give them a second chance to try to prove that they qualify for cancellation of removal and other forms of relief.""