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Somalis face 'slave ship conditions' on failed deportation flight

January 15, 2018
Ninety-two Somali immigrants, set to be deported from the US, found themselves shackled at the hands and feet and kept aboard a plane for two days earlier this month. That part of the story is not in …

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“America is home”: How Trump’s immigration policies are upending Somali lives in the US

January 15, 2018
Maruf Sharif was shackled in the plane, which was flying him over the Atlantic Ocean to a country he hadn’t seen for almost three decades.But before the flight’s final destination at the Somali capita…

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If Somalia is too dangerous for travel, why not for deportation?

January 12, 2018
One of the countries President Trump presumably had in mind when he disparaged Africa is Somalia, a country that he has included in several iterations of his travel ban. Now his government is stepping…

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'A lot of pain': Somalis allege abuse by immigration detention guards

January 9, 2018
Immigration lawyers have filed a complaint against a Florida detention center, alleging guards pepper-sprayed, shackled and used excessive force on Somali detainees and called them racial slurs, inclu…

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Law School Students Play Vital Role in Lawsuit Blocking Deportation of 92 Somalis

December 21, 2017
Students in the Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans and recent Law School graduates played key roles in a class action litigation effort that won a court order on Tuesday, December 1…

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Somali Deportees From US Exposed to "Slave Ship Conditions"

December 20, 2017
Per testimonies, some people aboard were physically abused by ICE officials.   92 Somali nationals who were deported from the United States earlier this month are suing the Trump administration over …

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It 'was like a slave ship'

December 20, 2017
Ninety-two Somalis, including former Mayo Clinic employee Abdoulmalik Ibrahim, sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched U.S. deportatio…

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