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The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider whether the government can deport an immigrant who pleaded guilty to auto theft. In urging the Supreme Court to take the case of Luis Alexander Duenas-Alvarez, the Bush administration is challenging an appeals court ruling it says could have “a substantial effect on the administration of immigration laws.” The issue revolves around whether Duenas-Alvarez’s conviction under California law qualifies for deportation under federal immigration law. The case is Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, 06-1629. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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