Supreme Court Sides with Lebanese Immigrant Who Appealed Deportation Order in Fear of Being Tortured in His Home Country

Many of the immigrants arriving at U.S. borders aren’t only seeking a new way of life, they are seeking protection. Nidal Khalid Nasrallah is one of those immigrants. Nasrallah came to the U.S. in 2006 from Lebanon and has been living as a legal permanent resident ever since. Unfortunately, Nasrallah was placed in removal proceedings after he was convicted of buying stolen cigarettes he allegedly intended to resell and was sentenced to serve a year in prison [Source: Bloomberg Law].

Bloomberg Law reported that an immigration judge said that Nasrallah was subject to removal after being convicted of a crime but granted him a deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Nasrallah had told the judge that “he’d be tortured by groups such as ISIS and Hezbollah, each of which are U.S.- designated foreign terrorist organizations, if he’s deported to Lebanon.” The source says that the Board of Immigration Appeals “later ruled that “Nasrallah should not have been granted that deferral and ordered his removal to Lebanon.”

The Eleventh Circuit Court refused to review Nasrallah’s factual claims and said that he was not allowed to make a factual challenge on an appeal [Source: Fox News]. However, in a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Nasrallah and said that he can “challenge a ruling forcing him back to his home country amid fear of being tortured.” Although the ruling isn’t a guarantee that Nasrallah won’t be deported, it is a step in the right direction for immigrants like Nasrallah who fear being deported will put them at risk of being tortured.


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Depending on the circumstances surrounding the deportation order, your friend or relative may qualify to apply for a certain type of visa that would allow them to remain in the U.S. In the event they have family here or can prove their life would be put at risk if they were deported back to their home country, an immigration lawyer may be able to find a way to protect them from being deported. To start receiving legal help now from an experienced immigration attorney in Atlanta GA, call 404-816-8611.


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