Sunday, January 29, 2017
Washington Post: Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor
Washington Post: Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor By Jerry Markon, Emma Brown and Katherine Shaver January 29 at 2:19 AM
In New York, lawyers for two Iraqi men detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport — one of whom served the U.S. military mission in Iraq — filed a federal lawsuit challenging the order as unconstitutional.
[Read the complaint] http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/local/petition-for-writ-of-habeas-corpus-on-behalf-of-iraqi-refugees-detained-at-jfk-airport/2311/
One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was released Saturday afternoon without explanation from federal officials. “This is the humanity, this is the soul of America,’’ he told reporters. “This is what pushed me to move, to leave my country and come here … America is the land of freedom — the land of freedom, the land of the right.’’
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