High Court Asked To Undo Deportation For Illegal Voting

Law360, New York (July 25, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A Peruvian citizen who was ordered removed from the U.S. for voting in the 2006 federal election urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case, which hinges on whether she reasonably relied on an Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles employee’s purposefully ambiguous statement regarding voter registration.

Margarita del Pilar Fitzpatrick asked the high court to, at the very least, step in and overturn a Seventh Circuit decision in February denying her review of a 2015 Board of Immigration Appeals decision that she should be deported. However, the petitioner also suggested that the justices clarify a provision within the National Voter...

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