U.S. deports man linked to soldier slayings in N I

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LOS ANGELES – A man from Northern Ireland who was convicted of aiding in the 1988 killings of two British soldiers has been deported to Ireland following a two-year effort by U.S. officials to remove him from California, where he immigrated and established a family.
Sean O'Cealleagh, 37, flew to Dublin on Sunday, escorted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the agency announced Monday.

O'Cealleagh had been in U.S. custody since Sept. 1 after the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled he could be deported, throwing out a lower court decision allowing him to stay in America because his crime was “purely political.”
The board found that while O'Cealleagh's crime took place in a “political milieu,” anger and revenge were the primary motives. The ruling sent O'Cealleagh's case back to the lower immigration court, where a judge signed a final order for his removal on Thursday.

O'Cealleagh's deportation will force his American wife and young son, who live in the Orange County community of Westminster, to move to Ireland, said the family's friend and neighbor, Gene Wagner.

“They want to be a family,” Wagner said. “Given that he's not allowed to be here, that's the only option that they have.”

O'Cealleagh's attorney, Jim Byrnes, declined to comment on whether his client plans to pursue further legal actions.

It's possible for a deported person to reapply for permission to re-enter the United States, but “it's a long process and a long shot,” said Jim Hayes, field officer for ICE detention and removal operations in Los Angeles.

“We still consider him a very serious public safety threat, that was the basis for our attempts to have him removed,” Hayes said.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20060925-1844-ca-irishdeportation.html

His crime was 'purely political' At least someone else in the American judicary decided that was bollox.
 

untallguy

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Well done the BIA
 

chimera

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PartTimePongo said:
O'Cealleagh had been in U.S. custody since Sept. 1 after the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled he could be deported, throwing out a lower court decision allowing him to stay in America because his crime was “purely political.”
The board found that while O'Cealleagh's crime took place in a “political milieu,” anger and revenge were the primary motives. The ruling sent O'Cealleagh's case back to the lower immigration court, where a judge signed a final order for his removal on Thursday.
Indeed. The Americans learned all about "purely political" crime on Sep 11 2001.
 
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Lasalle said:
Why has he been deported to Dublin?
It could be as Ireland was hes original country of departure to the States.

Most Immigration Authorities will send you back to your original point of departure.

Also, he has no outstanding warrants for his arrest in the North.
 
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Lasalle said:
Why has he been deported to Dublin?
No. They missed. I think he's on his way to somewhere called Sangin. Some chaps from 3 Para have promised to look after him for a bit.
 

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