Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Partially Certifies Class Of Iraqis Facing Deportation, Orders Hearings

DETROIT - A Michigan federal judge on Jan. 2 partially granted a motion for class certification filed by Iraqi nationals seeking to stop their removal from the United States and ordered the release of those who have been detained six months or more as of the date of the order, unless a bond hearing is conducted on or before Feb. 2 (Usama J. Hamama, et al. v Rebecca Adducci, et al., No. 17-11910, E.D. Mich., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 421).