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INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre

Docket No.: 97-1754
Argued: March 3, 1999
Decided: May 3, 1999

Topics:

Immigration and Naturalization, Immigration, Nationality, or Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Acts, as amended, Civil Rights, Deportation, Death Penalty, Deportation, IIRIRA, Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigration and Naturalization, Natural Resources, immigration, murder

Petitioner: INS
Respondent: Aguirre-Aguirre

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 121 F.3d 521
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 415 (1999)
Question:

Does the Immigration and Nationality Act require deportation boards, who face aliens that committed nonpolitical crimes prior to seeking asylum, to: balance the severity of the alien's offenses against the threat of political persecution, compare the atrocities of the crimes with others it faced in the past, or consider whether the crimes were politically necessary or successful?

INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 03, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for INS, 0 vote(s) against

INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre
Case Documents

1Opinion in INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre
2Opinion in INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre
Additional documents for this case are pending review.