High Court Won't Examine Deportation Standard In Arson Row

By Kevin Penton (May 31, 2016, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take on a case in which a Salvadoran immigrant questioned whether a Maryland arson conviction that is similar but not identical to a related federal crime renders her deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The high court passed up on the April 2015 petition filed by Sandra Yamileth Espinal-Andrades more than a week after ruling in a similar case that a state violation counts as an aggravated felony for immigration purposes even if it doesn't have a link to interstate commerce.

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