Federal Judge Further Halts Expulsion of 92 Somalis Suing US Government

January 08, 2018 01:43 PM

The video above aired on Dec. 19 when a federal judge issued a restraining order temporarily hating deportation of 92 Somali nationals.


A Miami federal judge has further halted the expulsion of 92 Somalis suing the U.S. government for turning them into potential targets of an extremist group with a botched deportation flight.

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Judge Darrin Gayles said he will decide by Jan. 22 whether he can grant them a longer stay while they reopen their immigration cases to again fight deportation.

RELATED: Federal Judge Issues Restraining Order Temporarily Halting Deportation of 92 Somali Nationals

The lawsuit says the Somalis sat shackled on an airplane for two days, some urinating on themselves. The December flight reached Senegal and returned to the U.S. because the relief crew was not rested.

ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt said news of the botched flight has put the immigrants at risk, arguing Somalia-based Al-Shabab targets people returned from the U.S. A truck bombing blamed on the group killed 512 in October.

RELATED: Somali Detainees Suing ICE, Homeland Security Alleging Abuse

The judge has issued a temporary restraining order last March.

RELATED: ICE Flight Deporting 92 Somali Nationals Stops Short of Somalia, Returns to US

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