21 June 2005 (RFE/RL) -- An immigration judge in the United States has ruled that Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk, accused of having been a guard at Nazi death camps in World War II, can be deported from the United States.
Chief U.S. Immigration Judge Michael Creppy must now decide which country the 85-year-old Demjanjuk will be deported to -- likely Ukraine, Poland, or Germany.
U.S. authorities say Demjanjuk, who has been stripped of his U.S. citizenship, served as an armed guard at the Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland where 250,000 people were killed.
U.S. authorities say he also served as a guard at the Majdanek and Flossenberg camps in Poland.
Demjanjuk, who was employed as an auto worker in Cleveland before his retirement, has denied he was ever a guard at a Nazi death camp.