Middle East Eye reported on the death of an Iraqi immigrant who had lived in the United States since his childhood, shortly after he was deported to his country, and human rights activists demanded the administration of President Donald Trump to stop its campaign against irregular migrants.
Dozens of people gathered at a community center north of Detroit, Michigan, to share the condolences of Iraqi immigrant Jamie Daoud, the writer said. Trump administration on this.
Daoud, 41, moved with his family to the United States as a child, but died on Iraqi soil in early August, just two months after being deported because of the complications of his diabetes. His death underscored the fears of many human rights activists who have repeatedly warned that the return of people to Iraq amounts to a death penalty.
"The death of Jimmy will not be in vain," Iraqi activist Martin Mana said at the rally in Stirling Heights, Deruet, on Thursday evening. "I pray that his case will save many more people."
US Congressman Andy Levin called for justice to be done in the name of Jimmy, as well as preventing more people from being deported. "This position requires urgent action. We must stop the deportations. Who are here and living this situation. "
The Trump administration began deporting 1,400 Iraqis from the United States after Iraq agreed in 2017 to receive deported citizens. Many of those deported had lived in the United States for decades. During this campaign, Iraqis in Michigan and elsewhere were targeted as they campaign against deportation orders in court to stay in the United States.
Daoud was one of 69 people deported to Iraq since the beginning of 2018.He was suffering from diabetes and many mental health problems.He died after he was unable to obtain the necessary insulin for his treatment.
Miriam Ackerman, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who represents Iraqi immigrants in the courts, said Daoud was a very good man, stressing that she would do her best.
To prevent other families from feeling the same grief as Jimmy's.
"We will continue fighting for you, we will continue to fight in the courts and we will continue to fight in Congress, we will continue to fight to prevent the recurrence of what happened."
He quoted the lawyer as saying that the American Civil Liberties Union was in contact with Jimmy Daoud after being deported to find out the difficulties he faces in Iraq, so that he could help others in the United States.
"We helped Jimmy in this fight with his great heart and willingness to share his story and his tragic struggle to survive," Ackerman said. "He opened the eyes of the world to what is really at stake here - life and death."