Protecting the United States’ borders and ridding troubled communities of violent felons has been the present administration’s mandate, even as some statistics show a decrease in such crimes. Nevertheless, the current administration is determined to increase deportations of immigrant residents charged with felony offenses. In fact, the Immigration and Nationality Act has been the subject of intense debate.
The United States Supreme Court recently weighed in on the matter, invalidating a provision of the Act that would allow further deportations. In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that the provision regarding “violent crime” was unconstitutionally vague and did not necessarily apply to the crime of burglary.