Originally published by The Washington Post
The Latest on a Supreme Court ruling on immigration law (all times local):
President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to act after the Supreme Court struck down part of a federal immigration law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.
Trump says in a pair of Tuesday tweets that “Congress must close loopholes.”
He says, “This is a public safety crisis that can only be fixed by Congress.”
He adds that the “House and Senate must quickly pass a legislative fix to ensure violent criminal aliens can be removed from our society.”
Trump-nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the Supreme Court’s liberal justices in the 5-4 decision released Tuesday. The justices said part of the law was too vague to be enforced.
The Supreme Court says part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.
The court’s 5-4 decision —in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent.
The decision is a loss for President Donald Trump’s administration, which has emphasized stricter enforcement of immigration law.