Federal appeals court yesterday rejected the appeal of Nikolaus Schiffer, the first native-born American ever to face deportation, who was deported to Romania for serving as a guard at four Nazi concentration camps and then concealing his wartime activities when he returned to the United States.

The ruling by a unanimous three-judge panel upholds a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals. It leaves the 80-year-old Schiffer with few options. He could ask the full 3rd Circuit to rehear the case, or he could petition the U.S. Supreme Court, but statistics show that both are longshots.

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