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Sessions v. Dimaya
Citation:138 S.Ct. 1204 (2018)
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James Dimaya (Respondent) was a lawful permanent resident in the U.S. who was originally from the Philippines. He was convicted twice of first-degree burglary, which is a felony. Then, the government filed an action to have him deported under the Immigration and Nationality Act due to his felony convictions. An immigration judge held that first-degree burglary is a crime of violence under the residual clause of the INA, which required Dimaya to be deported. Dimaya appealed.
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