Powered by

Judge says families 'shattered,' wants Iraqi detainees freed

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release about 100 Iraqi nationals who are under deportation orders but have been in custody for more than six months.

It's the latest ruling from Judge Mark Goldsmith in a dispute that began in 2017 when the government began rounding up Iraqis living in the U.S. with criminal records. Some have been locked up for more than a year while the American Civil Liberties Union fights on their behalf.

Goldsmith said Tu...