Iraqi detainees

The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


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There are reports from family members and the ACLU that as many as 50 Iraqi immigrants who are being detained while they fight deportation are engaged in a hunger strike. Many of the detainees are from metro Detroit and are being held at a federal facility in Youngstown-Ohio.