Dozens of suspected of committing Nazis crimes during the World War II were sentenced to deportation in recent years by the United States but few left the country. Lengthy legal battles, age, health status and lack of acceptance of other countries to welcome them make these men continue to live in a kind of legal limbo between the deportation order and citizenship.
As the imbroglio is not resolved, the men keep their lives in peaceful residential neighborhoods with the right to social security and public benefits over the years in which have legal battles against deportation.
The U.S. courts can not do more than deporting these men since they cannot convict for crimes that were not committed on American soil. It's the countries where the crimes were committed that can judge and condemn these people.
In 34 years since it was set up an office in the Justice Department dedicated solely to suspected Nazi crimes, 137 were initiated deportation proceedings, but less than half have left the country. At least 20 died and many, now elderly, see the deportation postponed due to his health.