Sacramento refugee Omar Ameen files habeas corpus petition

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THAT A THRESHOLD OF 51 VOTES. REID: I AM REID BINION REPORTAGE. TEO: WE HAVE AN UPDATE OF A CASE THE KCRA 3 INVESTIGATION TEAM HAS BEEN FOLLOWING FOR YEARS. OMAR AMEEN HAS NOW LODGED A CHALLENGING PETITION WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON. THE IRAQI REFUGEE BEATS EXTRADITION AND IS NOW AT RISK OF EXECUTION. HE HAS BEEN IN PRISON SINCE HE WAS ARRESTED NEARLY FOUR YEARS AGO. HERE ARE SOME CONTEXTS FOR YOU. ORDERED FEDERAL JUDGE OF SACRAMENTO IS RELEASED AFTER FEDERAL ATTORNEYS CANNOT PROVE THE ALLEGATIC OF TERRORISM. AT THAT TIME, HIS CASE HAD MOVED TO IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, OR ICE. INTERNAL SECURITY BEGUN EXPORT PROCEEDINGS, AFFIRMING THAT HE LIE ON HIS REFUGEE APPLICATION. AN IMMIGRATION JUDGE FOUND THERE WAS EVIDENCE CONDUCTED, BUT NO EVIDENCE THAT HE PARTICIPATED IN TERRORISM. THE JUDGE ALSO DECIDED THAT AMEEN SHOULD ALWAYS BE DETAINED DUE TO A POSSIBLE THREAT OF VIOLENCE OR THAT HE MAY BE THE ONE THAT BRINGS US TO THE NEW LITTLE

Sacramento refugee Omar Ameen files habeas corpus petition, challenging detention

Omar Ameen, the Sacramento refugee who defeated extradition and faces deportation, has filed a habeas corpus petition – a case that challenges his detention in prison. Ameen has been in prison since his arrest almost four years ago. He was arrested over allegations by the Iraqi government that he murdered a policeman as a member of the Islamic State, and they wanted him extradited. A federal judge in Sacramento said the Iraqi and US terrorism case was problematic and ordered his release. Ameen was then taken into custody by the ICE, and Homeland Security initiated deportation proceedings, claiming he lied about his asylum claims. Although an immigration judge found there was evidence that he had lied, there was no evidence that he participated in terrorism. | MORE | Judge: Omar Ameen, a refugee from Sacramento, can be deported from the United States for lying on request. Still, the judge said he would continue to detain Ameed, saying he could be threatened with violence or he could run away. The petition claims his detention, given that there is no evidence of terrorism activity, is a violation of due process.

Omar Ameen, the Sacramento refugee who defeated extradition and faces deportation, has filed a habeas corpus petition – a case that challenges his detention in prison.

Ameen has been in prison since his arrest almost four years ago. He was arrested over allegations by the Iraqi government that he murdered a policeman as a member of the Islamic State, and they wanted him extradited.

A federal judge in Sacramento said the Iraqi and US terrorism case was problematic and ordered his release.

Ameen was then taken into custody by the ICE, and Homeland Security initiated deportation proceedings, claiming he lied about his asylum claims.

While an immigration judge concluded that there was evidence that he had lied, there was no evidence that he participated in terrorism.

| MORE | Judge: Sacramento refugee Omar Ameen may be deported from US for lying on request

Still, the judge said they will continue to detain Ameed, saying he may be threatened with violence or may flee.

The petition claims that his detention, given that there is no evidence of terrorist activity, is a violation of due process.

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