The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit on June 15, 2017, to immediately stop federal immigration officials from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in raids by federal agents, arguing that it is illegal to deport the detainees without giving them an opportunity to prove that they could face torture and even death if returned to Iraq.

The ACLU filed the complaint against Immigration and Customs Enforcement after ICE agents arrested more than 100 Iraqis — including many who’ve been in the U.S. for decades — in recent raids throughout metropolitan Detroit.

Update (7/24/17): A federal court ruling granted the ACLU’s request for a preliminary injunction, which extends the prohibition of removal until the court can fully consider the case.

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