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ACLU Asks Judge for Emergency Order to Stop ICE from Coercing Iraqi Detainees

ACLU Asks Judge for Emergency Order to Stop ICE from Coercing Iraqi Detainees

2018-06-14 00:00:00

DETROIT – The ACLU of Michigan has filed an emergency motion to protect Iraqis detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from illegal coercion and intimidation.  On behalf of detainees and their families, the ACLU is asking the court to stop threats and misinformation by ICE agents, intended to pressure long-time U.S. residents into agreeing to be deported.  Many detainees are from persecuted ethnic or religious minority groups.

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.”

Federal Court Blocks Immediate Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

Federal Court Blocks Immediate Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

2017-06-22 00:00:00

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, Nearly 300 Michigan Attorneys Urge ICE to End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

ACLU, Nearly 300 Michigan Attorneys Urge ICE to End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

2017-06-01 00:00:00

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.

Prosecutor's Decision to Clear Agent Who Killed Kellom Underscores Need for Police Reform

Prosecutor's Decision to Clear Agent Who Killed Kellom Underscores Need for Police Reform

2015-09-09 00:00:00

At a highly publicized press conference last month, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (pictured above) cleared federal immigration agent Mitchell Quinn in the killing of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom, an American citizen whom Quinn had been authorized to arrest on a fugitive warrant. Quinn claimed Kellom attacked him with a hammer—a story that Kellom’s father has passionately disputed. 

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Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan executive director, issued the following statement today after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced her decision to clear...
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June 14, 2018 Hamama, ICE, deportation
DETROIT – The ACLU of Michigan has filed an emergency motion to protect Iraqis detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from illegal coercion...
The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations have filed a brief asking a federal court to order the release of Iraqi nationals who have been...
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. Read the...
DETROIT – Last night, Judge Goldsmith ruled federal courts have jurisdiction to delay deportations of Iraqi nationals during a review of removal orders.  “A...
DETROIT—A federal judge this evening agreed to extend for two more weeks an order that prevents Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting Iraqi...
June 27, 2017 Immigration, Iraq, ICE, Due Process
The federal court that blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals in Michigan last week today extended its order nationwide.   Read the decision....
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...
Nearly 300 Michigan attorneys and 20 Michigan legal organizations, including the ACLU of Michigan, called Thursday for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...
At a highly publicized press conference last month, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (pictured above) cleared federal immigration agent Mitchell Quinn in the...
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