Chaidez V. United States Case Study

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“America, the Land of the Free.” People have been immigrating to the United States ever since the 1500’s when America was discovered. The United States has and continues to attract people because of its superior education, healthcare, job opportunities, and freedoms of religion and speech. Immigration is a continuing controversial issue expressed by both liberals and conservatives now that the 2016 presidential election is in stride.
Since immigration is not found within the constitution, Republicans in general suggest that immigrants are taking over the U.S. jobs and contribute to a negative effect on the economy due to many subsidies being offered to them. Many rightists strongly believe U.S. born citizens should be prioritized before immigrants
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United States, describes how Conservatives are angered with the current immigration problems. The case narrates how an illegal women attempted to participate in insurance fraud after supposedly being in an car accident. The accident collected around $25,000 dollars and Ms. Chaidez received $1,200. Later, she pleaded guilty in court and served four years in prison. Furthermore, Chaidez applied for U.S. citizenship a few years later and disclosed the fact that she played a role in fraud abuse. Since the fraud total more than $10,000 dollars, she was subjected to deportation due to what is called an aggravated felony. This case was judicially broad because there has been many instances that occurred with similar situations where illegals committed a crime and became …show more content…
Gonzales court case. The case regarded a Mexican illegal immigrant, Gonzalez, who helped smuggle in cocaine into the United States. According to South Dakota’s laws, this action was considered a felony, however, under the federal law, this was considered a misdemeanor. Under the federal courts, Gonzalez was convicted of a felony and he later sued the attorney general citing the Naturalization Act which allows illegals to maintain residency in the U.S. if they maintained a clean record prior to their actions. In order to come up with a convincing conclusion, the Justices turned to the Controlled Substance Act, (CSA) in order to assess this judicially broad case. In conclusion, there was a 8-1 majority vote in favor of Jose Gonzalez because “A drug trafficking offense does not qualify as an “aggravated felony” when the offense, a felony under state law, is a misdemeanor under federal

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