An immigration judge in Detroit has ordered the deportation of an 88-year-old retired auto engineer accused of killing a Jew while serving with a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II.
Executive Office for Immigration Review spokeswoman Kathryn Mattingly said Judge Elizabeth Hacker issued a written decision Monday in John Kalymon's case.
"Mr. Kalymon participated in the Nazi-led effort to exterminate the Jews of Europe during World War II, and committed atrocities to achieve that goal," Assistant Attorney General Breuer said in a statement obtained by Fox News. "Neither he nor other human rights violators should be allowed to gain sanctuary in this country. The decision granting Mr. Kalymon's removal, and the more than 100 other cases won by the Justice Department against Nazi perpetrators, reflect our steadfast commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of the victims of crimes against humanity across the globe."
Kalymon was stripped of his U.S. citizenship in 2007.
He served in the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police. The U.S. Justice Department says Kalymon claimed to have shot and killed a Jew in 1942 when Jews were being removed from what is now Lviv, Ukraine.
But he later denied having done so.
Defense lawyer Elias Xenos says he hasn't seen Hacker's decision but is disappointed and assumes "an appeal will be likely."
Fox News' Mike Levine and the Associated Press contributed to this report