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Man who challenged deportation to Iraq wins, can stay in US; Man who challenged deportation to Iraq wins, can stay in US

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

DETROIT - A Detroit-area man who was locked up for months and became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging U.S. deportations to Iraq has won his immigration case and is on a path to citizenship, lawyers said Wednesday.

An immigration judge found that Usama "Sam" Hamama of Oakland County had rehabilitated himself since an assault conviction decades ago, a crime that was erased with a pardon by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in one of his last acts in 2018.

The deportatio...