PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who was ordered out of the United States

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who was ordered out of the United States after he pleaded guilty to immigration charges in 1985, will seek permission to return, his personal secretary said Monday. Ma Prem Hasya, in response to a question submitted by The Associated Press, said in a statement that disciples of the Indian guru would seek to overturn the court ruling ordering his deportation. "As soon as Ronald Reagan and (Attorney General) Ed Meese are out of office later this year, we are confident that we can get a court to overturn a deportation decision and invite Bhagwan back to America," Hasya said from Pune, India. Since he left the United States in November 1985, Rajneesh has lived at his ashram in Pune, site of his first commune. Hasya said Rajneesh would not return to Oregon, where his now-defunct desert commune of Rajneeshpuram once was home to the guru and thousands of followers. But Hasya did not say what locations would be considered.

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