Immigration Appeals Panel Upholds Deportation of Ex-Ukrainian Nazi

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. immigration appeals panel has upheld the deportation order against a Ukrainian man accused of murdering Jews during World War II.

A judge in January ordered 90-year-old John Kalymon to leave the country. The Justice Department says Kalymon rounded up and shot Jews when he volunteered for the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in L'viv from 1941 through 1944.

Justice officials say he lied about his past when he emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1949. Kalymon, who lives in the midwestern state of Michigan, has denied the charges. He can appeal the deportation order to a federal court.

Justice Department officials say they will work tirelessly to ensure that Holocaust perpetrators cannot find safe haven in the United States.