Trump calls for passage of legislation, after Supreme Court ruling on Filipino felon’s case
President Donald Trump urged lawmakers to quickly pass legislation that would allow the deportation of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes, after the Supreme Court voted in a landmark case yesterday involving a Filipino.
The justices spared the deportation of Filipino James Garcia Dimaya — who previously pleaded guilty to burglary, and essentially invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some “crimes of violence”, holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.
Trump took to Twitter following the ruling and said, “This is a public safety crisis that can only be fixed by Congress – House and Senate must quickly pass a legislative fix to ensure violent criminal aliens can be removed from our society.
We talked with Atty. Lou Tancinco about this matter.