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Ex-nazi Appeals Deportation

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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.

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