Iraqi nationals

From ICE raids to the State of the Union

From ICE raids to the State of the Union

2018-01-30 00:00:00

By Britanny Hamama

Tonight, my mom, Nahrain Hamama, is attending the State of the Union in Washington, DC, as a guest of U.S. Congressman Sander Levin.

When my mom told me, I couldn’t believe it. I asked, "The actual State of the Union?” 

I feel so thankful and overwhelmed that my family has not been forgotten, that the heartache and fear we have felt the past seven months matters. 

Federal Judge Grants Iraqi Nationals Release by Feb. 2 Unless Immigration Courts Find Clear and Convincing Evidence of Flight Risk or Public Safety Risk

Federal Judge Grants Iraqi Nationals Release by Feb. 2 Unless Immigration Courts Find Clear and Convincing Evidence of Flight Risk or Public Safety Risk

2018-01-03 00:00:00

A federal court today ruled that nearly 300 Iraqi nationals who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have an opportunity to be released. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled that when Iraqis in the case have been detained for more than six months—as already nearly all of them have—they are entitled to go before an immigration judge and present evidence showing they should be released from detention.

ICE Continues to Detain Hundreds of Iraqis Despite Lack of Evidence of Flight Risk or Danger

ICE Continues to Detain Hundreds of Iraqis Despite Lack of Evidence of Flight Risk or Danger

2017-12-20 00:00:00

By: Monica Andrade, Skadden Fellow, and Bonsitu Kitaba-Gaviglio, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan

“What did we do to deserve this?”

“If they’re being deported, why are they still in detention?  And how long will they be there?”

These are just some of the questions haunting hundreds of Iraqi families, whose loved ones have been held in immigration detention for months. Starting in June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began conducting raids on Iraqi nationals with final orders of removal.

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of Iraqis

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of Iraqis

2017-07-12 00:00:00

DETROIT – Last night, Judge Goldsmith ruled federal courts have jurisdiction to delay deportations of Iraqi nationals during a review of removal orders. 

“A huge sigh of relief was heard throughout the Iraqi-American community last night,” said Michael J. Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan. “As the judge recognized, immediate deportation is the equivalent of a death sentence for some Iraqi nationals. The judge’s ruling will provide more time for Iraqi nationals to prove to immigration court judges that they would be persecuted, tortured or killed if sent to Iraq.”

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