De­por­ta­tion halted for 1,400 Iraqis

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A judge in Michi­gan halted on Mon­day the de­por­ta­tion of more than 1,400 Iraqi na­tion­als from the United States, the lat­est le­gal vic­tory for the Iraqi na­tion­als fac­ing de­por­ta­tion in a closely watched case. Roughly 230 peo­ple are in cus­tody. The re­main­ing 1,200 are not locked up but could be ar­rested at any time. There was no im­me­di­ate re­sponse by the Jus­tice De­part­ment.

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