US federal judge blocks potential deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis

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Judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision gives the Iraqis, 234 of whom are currently detained, time to appeal their deportation cases in court

A federal judge on Monday blocked the potential deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis, indefinitely halting efforts by immigration authorities to remove a population that fears persecution in their home country.

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