NEW YORK (Nov. 16)
Accused Nazi collaborator Konrads Kalejs filed an appeal Monday with the U.S. Immigration Court in Chicago against a deportation order.
Kalejs is appealing a Nov. 1 decision by immigration Judge Anthony Petrone, who ruled that Kalejs be sent back to Australia, where he is a citizen.
Kalejs served as a company commander in the Arajs Kommando, a Nazi execution squad in Latvia during World War II, according to the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, which brought the case against Kalejs.
A native of Latvia, Kalejs now resides in Winnetka, Ill., and has a residence in St. Petersburg, Fla. He came to this country from Australia in 1959, concealing his wartime activities from U.S. immigration officials.