A former Nazi prison guard who has lived in New Jersey for the past 30 years probably will not be deported because his health is rapidly declining, according to a media report Saturday.
Andrew Kuras, 85, is "gravely ill" and his "deportation is under review," Jaclyn Lesch, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Justice, told the Press of Atlantic City.
Kuras, an ethnic Ukrainian, had been ordered deported by a federal judge in 2004 by a federal judge. The judge also revoked his 1962 naturalization certificate and other citizenship documents.
Kuras joined German forces in December 1942 and worked at three Nazi slave labor camps. He ordered the shooting of anyone who tried to escape, according to court documents.