TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 20, 2020

The federal Board of Immigration Appeals has dismissed the appeal of Tennessee resident Friedrich Karl Berger, a German citizen who was ordered removed from the United States earlier this year on the basis of his service in Nazi Germany as an armed guard at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. The board upheld a Memphis-based immigration judge’s decision from Feb. 28 that Berger was removable to Germany under the 1978 Holtzman Amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. That law allows the government to deport those found to have provided assistance to Nazi-sponsored persecution. Berger has lived in the United States since the 1950s. He is now in his mid-90s. Since the 1979 inception of the Justice Department’s program to detect, investigate, and remove Nazi persecutors, it has won cases against 109 individuals. Read more about the department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section.