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Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

A recent high court ruling that didn't get much attention at the time could mean that tens of thousands of deportation cases are delayed, or tossed out altogether.
Immigration authorities have been skipping a step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Because of that omission and a recent Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of deportation cases could be delayed, or tossed out altogether. Source: Liam James Doyle

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.

For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of that omission and a recent Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of deportation cases could be delayed, or tossed out altogether.

"I'm not sure if the Supreme Court knew

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