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tusol17 02-04-2018 07:33 PM

Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
It's like they don't even care anymore we are all deportable to them :x
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The arrest of a “beloved Lawrence family man, scientist and community leader” came as a shock to Jamal’s friends and neighbors in the Kansas City area, where he has lived since arriving in the United States on a student visa from Bangladesh more than 30 years ago. He would go on to also attain graduate degrees in molecular biosciences and pharmaceutical engineering, then settle in Lawrence to raise a family.

Along the way, he switched from student visas to an H-1B visa for highly skilled workers, then back to a student visa when he enrolled in a doctoral program, his family said. At the time of his arrest, Jamal was on a temporary work permit, teaching chemistry as an adjunct professor at Park University in Kansas City and conducting research at various local hospitals.

In a statement to The Washington Post, an ICE official said the agency “continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.” Asked whether Jamal had done anything that would have placed him in this category, the official*said that,*“as ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan has made clear, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”

Jamal’s arrest is also the latest example of ICE agents abruptly targeting noncitizens with no criminal record who have, in the past, been allowed to stay in the country because they were seen as contributing positively to society, according to Jeffrey Y. Bennett, an immigration lawyer who filed a request to stay Jamal’s deportation on Friday.

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In 2011, after Jamal’s visa status became invalid, he was given a “voluntary departure” order. The following year, an immigration judge ruled that Jamal was allowed to remain in the country, as long as he checked in with ICE regularly to maintain his work permit.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/ampht...mpression=true

MIdreamer 02-04-2018 07:55 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
This is the reality now, we are all deportable.

Pianoswithoutfaith 02-04-2018 08:15 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
And who appointed ICEs director ?

ayran123 02-04-2018 09:07 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
This is so messed up :( poor guy

Outsider626 02-04-2018 09:18 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
I read yesterday that on AMtrak from NY to somewhere Ice agents were asking the passengers if they are US citizens or not. Right now is better not to travel in US at all by plane or train.

ayran123 02-04-2018 09:52 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
Fuck it just say you were born here and traveling to college -___-
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Originally Posted by Outsider626 (Post 685926)
I read yesterday that on AMtrak from NY to somewhere Ice agents were asking the passengers if they are US citizens or not. Right now is better not to travel in US at all by plane or train.


beingoflight 02-04-2018 10:06 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
Lmfaooooo

He had been caught already and had to be checking in with ICE......

kyungwc 02-04-2018 11:29 PM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
What a shitshow. Government seems to have no common sense.

Hopefully the judge recognizes this for what it is.

Ianus 02-05-2018 01:17 AM

Re: Chemistry professor detained by ICE
 
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Originally Posted by Outsider626 (Post 685926)
I read yesterday that on AMtrak from NY to somewhere Ice agents were asking the passengers if they are US citizens or not. Right now is better not to travel in US at all by plane or train.

That has been going on for almost 2 decades. It is not new for CBP to be getting on trains and buses to check for status.

NTee 02-05-2018 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Ianus (Post 685996)
That has been going on for almost 2 decades. It is not new for CBP to be getting on trains and buses to check for status.

Has this ever happened on flights


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