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High Court Bars Alien Deportation

NEW YORK (AP)- A U.S. Supreme court decision has caused an abrupt halt in all deportation proceedings heer against alien Communists and others.

Edward J. Shaughnessy, district director of the immigration and naturalization service, said the hearings were "postponed temporarily."

The court decision, handed down Monday, held that since June 3, 1947, it has been illegal for immigration inspectors to sit as trial judges at deportation hearings- as has been the procedure here.

The ruling may result in demands for retrial of hundreds of case here.

Since the beginning of the justice department's drive to deport left-wing and Communist aliens, their attorneys have protested against immigration inspectors as presiding officers at deportation hearings.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: In the case of Wong Yang Sung v. McGrath, the United States Supreme Court decided, on February 20, 1950, that it was illegal for inspectors from the Immigration Service to also act as judges at deportation hearings. In their decision they concluded that having one person serve as both prosecutor and judge went against the purpose of the Administrative Procedure Act. That act, passed in 1946, established standards for federal agencies and commissions to follow when they had power to judge cases in order to safeguard the rights of the people.


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"High Court Bars Alien Deportation" article in Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Feb 22, 1950
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   5.0"
width   2.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L06.064

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