Supreme Court rules in favor of immigrants in two cases

The Supreme Court handed down two separate opinions that were favorable to immigrants on Tuesday.

Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the first ruling in FBI v. Fikre, a unanimous decision for a U.S. citizen and Sudanese immigrant who sought to continue his suit against the FBI for placing him on a no-fly list even though his name was removed since he filed the lawsuit.

FBI must face Sudanese immigrant’s lawsuit

The high court held that the government failed to demonstrate that Yonas Fikre’s case was moot, meaning it can now proceed in lower courts. The FBI had argued that because Fikre has not been on the no-fly list for eight years, his allegations of repetitional harm and due process violations were moot.

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