APG Unit 2 Part 1 -Non-required SCOTUS Case: Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha
Jagdish Rai Chadha overstayed his student visa in the United States and was ordered deported. Following a hearing, an immigration judge suspended Chadha's deportation. Under a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act authorizing either house of Congress to invalidate deportation rulings, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to deport Chadha. Chadha sued the Immigration and Nationalization Service (INS) and both houses of Congress. When the case reached the Supreme Court, a majority of the court agreed that the challenged provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers required by the United States Constitution.