Local Affairs Friday June 23, 2017
A US judge stopped the deportation of nearly 100 Iraqi citizens arrested in Michigan recently at least two weeks until a decision on whether he was entitled to consider the case.
Judge Mark Goldsmith said he was "not yet clear whether the Iraqis were convicted of various crimes they succeed in Bmsaahm eventually."
The US immigration authorities, arrested in a coordinated campaign last weeks at about 199 Iraqi immigrants across the country who have been sentenced to final judgments and deportation have been convicted of serious crimes. These people say they "may face persecution or torture in Iraq because of their religious minorities."
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the court issued the order sooner to halt the planned deportations ", saying that" a lot of targeted Christians in Michigan Chaldeans, who are widely "targets for persecution and brutal in Iraq."
Union added that the "deportation of Iraqis could constitute a violation of the Charter of the United Nations Committee against Torture, an international treaty signed by the United States."
This comes after Iraq agreed to accept the deportees in the framework of an agreement to lift it from the list of countries that President Donald Trump is seeking to prevent them coming from entering the United States, according to God indicated US media.