The Latest: Trump asks Congress to fix immigration law

The Latest: Trump asks Congress to fix immigration law

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Originally published by The Washington Post

The Latest on a Supreme Court ruling on immigration law (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

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.

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4 p.m.

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.

Read more:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/the-latest-trump-asks-congress-to-fix-immigration-law/2018/04/17/28a83ec6-428a-11e8-b2dc-b0a403e4720a_story.html?utm_term=.24e1d3a83a5e

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