Q: a 90 year old NAZI was found to be living in Tennessee and will be deported. Why doesn't the US charge him instead?
The U.S. has elected to seek deportation for those who lie on their immigration forms, even if the lie took place long ago. This, because there is no statute of limitation in civil immigration law. There is no statute of limitations for murder. In the genocide cases, the Government of Germany is in a better position to pull out the evidence of complicity.
It also costs tax payer money to prosecute a criminal case involving genocide. If the all the potential witnesses are dead, then what is left are the official government records of the Third Reich that are stored in Germany. The most significant and efficient penalty is often, not always, deportation to a nation prepared to prosecute.
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OBVIOUSLY A LOT MORE INFO IS NEEDED.
WAS HE JUST A "NAZI" OR WAS HE A NAZI INVOLVED IN MANY KILLINGS?
THERE MAY BE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ISSUES AND/OR FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION OF HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD BE SPENT PROSECUTING SOMEONE WHO WOULD PROBABLY DIE BEFORE THE CASE CAME TO COURT.
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