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Expert: Supreme Court Decision Tightens Burden of Proof in Immigration Court

March 05, 2021 (1 min read)

Nina Totenberg, NPR, Mar. 4, 2021

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday [Pereida v. Wilkinson] made it more difficult for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for a long time to fight deportation. ... By putting the burden on Pereida, the court not only made it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get special dispensations from the attorney general, the court also made it more difficult to fight the grounds for deportation in the first place. ... Cornell law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr agreed. Co-author of a 21-volume treatise on immigration law,* Yale-Loehr said the court's decision "increases the burden of proof on immigrants in deportation proceedings."

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