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>> The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a law requiring immigrants who commit felonies to be deported. The High Court said a provision of the law as written was too vague. The decision a potential blow to President Donald Trump as he pushes to deport more immigrants convicted of crimes.
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>> We're getting really bad dudes out of this country.>> Reuters correspondent Andrew Chung is covering the story.>> This decision today is important, because it could make it harder for the Trump administration to deport immigrants that have committed certain crimes. It is a priority of the Trump administration to remove such individuals from the US, and they've made an effort to do so.
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>> The case centers on a Phillippino man convicted of two home burglaries in Califonia. He was set to be deported, because the relevant law define burglary as a crime of violence, though in his case no violence was involved. The Court said the Immigration and Nationality Act created uncertainty over which crimes may be considered violent.
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In a rare move, Trump's own conservative appointee, Neil Gorsuch, joined the four liberal justices in the five to four decision. In his concurring opinion, Gorsuch wrote, quote, big laws invite arbitrary powers. The Court's decision upheld the 2015 lower court ruling that said the provision risks arbitrary enforcement in violation of the Constitution.