Judge orders Trump administration to release Iraqis jailed by Ice

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Government will also face sanctions for failing to comply with court orders and making false statements

A US judge has ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it has detained for more than 16 months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted “ignobly” and made “demonstrably false” statements in the case.

Judge Mark Goldsmith of the eastern district of Michigan sharply criticized the government for dragging its feet in following court orders and making untrue statements about Iraqi willingness to repatriate its citizens deported from the United States.

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