US immigration officials arrested 199 illegal Iraqi immigrants in the last three weeks for deportation back to Iraq.
In home in Sterling Hts, MI, family of 38-year-old Iraqi detained by ICE speak with him calling from immigrant detention center in Ohio. pic.twitter.com/kEn3Ey50cJ
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114 of the illegal immigrants were from the Detroit area.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
US immigration authorities have arrested and moved to deport 199 Iraqi immigrants, mostly from the Detroit area, in the last three weeks after Iraq agreed to accept deportees as part of a deal removing it from President Donald Trump’s travel ban, officials said on Wednesday.
In the Detroit area, 114 Iraqi nationals were arrested over the weekend, and 85 throughout the rest of the country over the past several weeks, Gillian Christensen, a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, said in a statement.
The actions came as part of the Trump administration’s push to increase immigration enforcement and make countries, which have resisted in the past, take back nationals ordered deported from the United States.
Update: ICE Rounds Up Dozens of Metro Detroit Iraqi Immigrants With Criminal Records https://t.co/ns65VA3mr2 pic.twitter.com/iym6roNJCM
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