Galvan v. Press
United States Supreme Court
347 U.S. 522 (1954)
Galvan (plaintiff) was born in Mexico, but had resided in the United States since 1918, when he was seven years old. Galvin married an American woman twenty years ago and had four American born children. When questioned in 1948 by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Galvan indicated he had been a member of the Communist party from 1944 to 1946. Membership to the Communist party was grounds for deportation under the Internal Security Act of 1950. Consequently, during a 1950 hearing, INS hearing officer Press (defendant) ordered Galvan to be deported. The district court denied Galvan’s writ of habeas corpus, and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Frankfurter, J.)
Dissent (Black, J.)
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