A new policy would give federal authorities the ability to deport immigrants for past convictions — even after a state judge has vacated them. This means that undocumented immigrants and green card holders alike can be deported for being convicted of crimes, even after being exonerated or acquitted. This administration has a history of arguably unlawful and undeniably bigoted immigration policies, and this one could infringe on states rights, making it unconstitutional.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joined 42 other state and district prosecutors from across the country in signing a legal brief asking that U.S. Attorney General William Barr stop this before it starts.
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