No. 06-4406.

527 F.3d 288 (2008)

UNITED STATES Of America v. Anton GEISER, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed: June 10, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Valerie M. Antonette, Samuel J. Reich, Jay K. Reisinger, Reich, Alexander, Reisinger & Farrell, Adrian N. Roe (Argued), Watkins, Dulac & Roe, Pittsburgh, PA, Attorneys for Appellant.

Christina Giffin (Argued), Stephen J. Paskey, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Attorneys for Appellee.

Before: SCIRICA, Chief Judge, FISHER and ROTH, Circuit Judges.


FISHER, Circuit Judge.

In this case, we must decide whether Anton Geiser, who served as an armed Nazi concentration camp guard, "personally advocated or assisted in the persecution of ... [a] group of persons because of race, religion, or national origin" and is thus ineligible for a visa under the Refugee Relief Act of 1953, Pub.L. No. 83-203 at § 14(a), 67 Stat. 400, 406 ("RRA"). For the reasons that follow, we conclude that Geiser...

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