Friday, April 20, 2018

Supreme Court to Hear Another Immigration Case Next Week (in addition to the Travel Ban Case)


After deciding Sessions v. Dimaya earlier this week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments next Monday in another immigration case.  And, no, it is not the "travel ban" case, which will be heard later in the week.  Jennifer Chacon previews the arguments for SCOTUSBlog.   Here is the introduction:

"Pereira v. Sessions is not the immigration case that everyone will be watching this month, but it is definitely worth a glance. At first blush, this case looks like a hyper-technical and relatively dull issue of statutory interpretation. But looks are deceiving. Not only does the case have potentially far-reaching implications for many immigrants, but it will also give the justices another chance to stake out their views on what deference to agencies under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. requires."


The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, headed by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, also has a preview of the argument in Pereira v. Sessions.

WBUR offers background on Wescley Pereira, who is from Brazil, overstayed his visa, and has lived for almost sixteen years in Martha's Vinyard.


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