Immigration Law

ICE Misled A Federal Court About Why Iraqi Detainees Couldn’t Be Sent Home, Documents Show

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 24, 2018 - "Documents unsealed in a federal court in Michigan this week show that ICE officials repeatedly misled the court about the status of Iraqi detainees, insisting that it had an agreement with the Iraqi government to repatriate them when it appears that it did not.

The apparently misleading claims allowed ICE to keep the Iraqis in detention months longer than would normally have been permitted, the ACLU of Michigan claims.

... “More than 100 human beings remain behind bars as a direct result of the government’s misconduct. They should be released, the record cleansed of the government’s falsehoods, and Petitioners reimbursed for the many months of work it has taken to uncover the truth,” the ACLU said in its filing Tuesday. “Respondents may believe that they can violate this Court’s orders, disregard the Court Rules, and dissemble without consequence. The Court should make clear that they cannot.” "