Judge halts deportation of more than 1,000 Iraqi nationals from US

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Attorneys for 114 Chaldean defendants arrested in Michigan argue they could face persecution or death if returned to country of birth

More than 1,400 Iraqi nationals in the US have been protected from deportation for the next two weeks, because of an order issued late on Monday by a federal district judge.

Judge Mark Goldsmith temporarily halted deportations while he considers a class-action lawsuit representing 114 Iraqis who were arrested in the Detroit area earlier this month.

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