Judge Harry Pregerson, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, recently dissented from the majority’s denial of an appeal from an Immigration Judge’s denial of cancellation of removal. The result means that five U.S. citizen children will be without their father, the sole breadwinner in the family. Two of the children suffer from severe medical conditions.
Judge Pregerson concluded that the majority’s denial of the appeal was an “unconscionable result” that “deprives American-born citizen children of their constitutionally protected right to remain in the country of their birth with their family intact. This outcome is unjust and violates due process.”
Click here to read the Court’s denial and Judge Pregerson’s dissent.