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WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by a Christian Iraqi immigrant to avoid deportation for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country.
The justices declined to hear an appeal by Amir Shabo, who was detained in 2017 during a sweep targeting hundreds of Iraqi immigrants who had prior criminal convictions and had been ordered deported as part of by US President Donald Trump's push to intensify immigration enforcement. Shabo had challenged a lower court ruling that went against him.
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