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HUMAN RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION/IRAQ/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday [8-6-19], according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man’s family. The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S., but was swept up in President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement efforts. Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney who described himself as close to Aldaoud’s family, wrote on Facebook that the death appeared to be linked to the man’s inability to obtain insulin in Baghdad to treat his diabetes. Aldaoud was an Iraqi national, but he was born in Greece and came to the U.S. as a young child, his family friend said. He had never lived in Iraq and did not speak Arabic, according to Bajoka…The Trump administration has sought to deport more than 1,000 Iraqis with final orders of removal, including Chaldean Catholics in the Detroit metro area, of which Aldaoud was one.”

Ted Hesson and Nahal Toosi, “Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him,” Politico, August 7, 2019 3:14 pm

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