A man, accused of being a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II, has lost his last legal fight to remain in the US.
John Demjanjuk (photo), 88, migrated to the US in the 1950s. He was extradited to Israel and sentenced to death for war crimes, but the ruling was overturned.
He then returned to the US, but was accused of lying on his immigration application about working for the Nazis.
HIs appeal against deportation has now been rejected by the US Supreme Court.
To BBC’s Jack Izzard, in Washington, it is unclear whether any country is willing to take Mr Demjanjuk in, or prosecute him again.
On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the retired Ohio car worker.
John Demjanjuk has always insisted on saying that he was a prisoner of war with the Nazis, instead of a guard serving under them.
‘Ivan the Terrible’
His lawyers said that if he would return to Ukraine, he would be tortured.
Mr Demjanjuk was briefly deported to Israel amid a 30-year legal battle over his past.
At that time, he was suspected of having been known in a notorious camp, under the nickname “Ivan the Terrible”.
But in Israel, he was spared the death penalty and his name was eventually cleared in a court.
But in 2002, Mr Demjanjuk was stripped of his citizenship, after a US immigration judge ruled that there was enough evidence to prove that he had been a guard at several Nazi death camps.
In 2004, he lost an appeal against that decision.
The Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a 2005 deportation order, in December 2006, saying there was no evidence to prove that if he return to Ukraine, John Demjanjuk would be tortured.