Updated Monday 19 August 2019.
On Thursday 15 August, the Chaldean Community Foundation, Congressman Andy Levin and Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence hosted a vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud, the 41-year-old Detroit man who was deported to Iraq.
"Despite struggling on the streets of Baghdad, Jimmy told us shortly before his death that he would do whatever he could, including sharing his story, to keep others from the same fate. Let’s come together to remember Jimmy and his family, and support the fight of the Iraqi American community to prevent deaths by deportation." — Miriam Aukerman, ACLU senior staff attorney.