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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
INS v. Chadha
Citation:462 U.S. 919 (1983)
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The Immigration and Nationality Act authorized one House of Congress to invalidate the decision of the Executive Branch to suspend deportation of a deportable alien if the alien met certain conditions and would suffer extreme hardship if deported. The Act also required the Attorney General to report to Congress on each such suspension. The respondent, Chadha, was an Indian born in Kenya and overstayed his student visa and was thus deportable. The Attorney General suspended his deportation pursuant to the Act. The House of Representatives, however, passed a resolution to invalidate the suspension without submitting the resolution to the Senate or the President.
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