Family of detained Ann Arbor Muslim faces deportation

By By U Wire

By U Wire

ANN ARBOR, Mich.?For the family of Rabih Haddad, it may seem that equality has passed over them on a day which is supposed to represent freedom.

In a new twist in the case concerning Haddad, a Muslim community leader jailed on an expired visa violation, Haddad’s wife and her four children were served removal papers Sunday. At a time which has yet to be disclosed, there will be a hearing where a judge will determine if Haddad’s family will be deported from the United States. Haddad is currently being held in Chicago.

Even before Dec. 14, when Haddad was arrested, his family had already applied for an adjustment of status under the LIFE Act, which allows aliens to apply for permanent citizenship even if their visa has expired. Nazih Hassan, a close friend of Haddad’s and vice president of the Muslim Community Association in Ann Arbor, Mich. said he feels that Haddad and his family are being treated unjustly.

“There is no instance of anybody who applied under this law and was prosecuted,” Hassan said.

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