Former Nazi guard to be deported from US to Austria

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A US immigration judge has ordered an 85-year-old retired steelworker be deported to Austria, or to any other country that will accept him, for serving as an armed Nazi death camp guard during the Second World War.

Anton Geiser was born in what is now part of Croatia and came to the United States from Austria in 1956. He has lived outside of Pittsburgh since 1960, became a citizen in 1962 and is married with three sons.

Geiser has the right to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington.

He has acknowledged being an armed guard who watched over and escorted prisoners at three Nazi death camps. But he has argued that his service was not voluntary and that he was therefore eligible to emigrate under the Refugee Relief Act of 1953.

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