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Federal Court Again Blocks Deportation of Iraqi Nationals
A federal court has again blocked the deportation of Iraqi nationals in the U.S. who could face persecution, torture, and death if returned to Iraq.
Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of Iraqis
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.”
Judge Extends Order Preventing Deportation of Iraqi Detainees
DETROIT—A federal judge this evening agreed to extend for two more weeks an order that prevents Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting Iraqi nationals detained anywhere in the US.
Federal Court Extends Order Blocking Immediate Deportation of Iraqi Nationals
The federal court that blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals in Michigan last week today extended its order nationwide.
Federal Court Blocks Immediate Deportation of Iraqi Nationals
Update: On June 24, the ACLU of Michigan filed an amended complaint to turn the Michigan case into a nationwide class action on behalf of all Iraqi nationals who face deportation. Additionally, The ACLU of Michigan filed a motion asking the judge to extend his order nationwide in order to ensure that ICE does not deport individuals who will face persecution, torture or death in Iraq.
ACLU Sues to Stop Deportation of Iraqis Targeted in Weekend ICE Raids
The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit today to immediately stop federal immigration officials from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in raids by federal agents last weekend, arguing that it is illegal to deport the detainees without giving them an opportunity to prove that they could face torture and even death if returned to Iraq.
ACLU, Nearly 300 Michigan Attorneys Urge ICE to End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses
Nearly 300 Michigan attorneys and 20 Michigan legal organizations, including the ACLU of Michigan, called Thursday for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop its growing practice of arresting individuals in and around courthouses, warning that the arrests would undermine immigrants’ willingness to report crimes and unfairly limit their access to the justice system.
ACLU, ACRL Return To Court In Continuing Effort To Compel The White House To Produce Giuliani Commission Memo About Muslim Ban
As part of an ongoing attempt to expose the true intentions behind President Trump’s Muslim ban, the ACLU of Michigan, the Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) and others filed a motion to compel the White House to turn over a memo from a commission established by Rudolph Giuliani prior to the election to look into ways of legalizing the ban.
ACLU of Michigan, ACRL Statements on Trump's Refusal to Turn Over Giuliani Memo As Ordered by Court
DETROIT--The White House has refused to release a memo from a commission established by Rudolph Giuliani that was created with the express purpose of creating a legal rationale for the Muslim Ban. Under a federal court order, the memo was to be produced on Friday, but the Trump administration objected late Friday night, claiming, among other things, that a federal court cannot require the President to release documents.