By Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
The US Supreme Court agreed to take up a pair of immigration cases advocates say are necessary to rein in the sweeping reach of laws that have harsh and permanent consequences.
The petitions granted Friday ask the court to decide what counts as an “aggravated felony,” which mandates deportation for immigrants regardless of how long they’d been in the US. In one of the newly granted cases, Pugin v. Garland, a lawful permanent resident was ordered deported even though he’d been in the country since 1985.
Lawyers for those subject to harsh consequences said the law should be read …
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