Levin Statement on District Court Decision on Chaldean Case

Jul 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), today released the following statement on the U.S. District Court’s opinion regarding the enforcement of orders of removal against Iraqi immigrants, many of whom are Chaldean:

“I applaud the decision of the District Court to assert jurisdiction and provide an injunction against the deportation of Chaldeans and other Iraqi nationals because of the extraordinary danger that exists for them if they are sent to Iraq.  The decision rightfully notes that absent such an effort a basic right of our Constitution – a right to a day in court – would be violated.

“This order will allow the court to learn all of the facts related to these individuals who were arrested for deportation after living in the U.S. for many years, and in some cases, decades.”