In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court handed Trump a big victory in his efforts to deport immigrants who have committed crimes.
Immigrants who break the law and have green cards will now have a tougher time fighting deportation orders.
The NY Post has more on the Supreme Court's ruling:
The split 5-4 ruling applied to the case of Andre Martello Barton, a non-citizen Georgia father of four who was charged with firearm and drug offenses after immigrating from Jamaica in the 1980s.
His crimes made him eligible to be deported, but Barton argued he was ineligible based on a law that allows some long-term legal US non-citizen residents to avoid expulsion.
Green card holders may apply to have their deportation order canceled if they have been living in the US continuously for at least seven years.
If they commit a statutory offense, their period of continuous residency goes back to zero under the “stop-time rule.”
Liberals are of course fuming over the implications of this ruling, arguing that it is unlawful and cruel to deport immigrants who have green cards.
But what they don't seem to understand is that Trump is not going around just deporting immigrants who are here legally for no reason.
He simply believes immigrants who commit certain serious crimes during their time in the U.S. should face the consequences of their actions.
If non-citizens want to stay in America, then just don't go commit serious crimes. It's as simple as that.
In the case of Barton, he committed offenses that would have denied his initial admission into America. Therefore, his crimes were serious enough to preclude cancellation of removal.
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