An Iraqi national from Detroit has died after being deported to Iraq, a country he had never been to. Jimmy Aldaoud, an Iraqi national who was born in Greece and spent most of his life in the United States, has died after being deported to Iraq. Jimmy had never been to Iraq nor did he speak Arabic and was a part of the religious group the Chaldean Catholics, who are targets for torture and terrorism by ISIS. Jimmy died as a result of being unable to obtain insulin to treat his diabetes. Supporters say he should never have been deported somewhere with insufficient healthcare and high political risk. Among those speaking out against deportations such as this was U.S. Representative Andy Levin, who argued that the executive branch must “cease deportation of such vulnerable people.”

-Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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