ICE faces obstacles every day as they try to enforce the immigration laws of the United States. Some are worse than others.
A new report is indicating that an Iraqi refugee used his children as a human shield to prevent ICE from arresting him.
According to The Daily Caller:
An Iraqi refugee, Ali Al-Sadoon, barricaded himself inside his home and used wife and children as a shield when ICE agents came to arrest him, according to the agency.
“On the day of his scheduled removal, Mr. Al-Sadoon cut his tether and absconded. After receiving information about Al-Sadoon’s whereabouts, HSI special agents positively identified Mr. Al-Sadoon in front of a residence in [Redford, Michigan] on July 26,” read a statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“HSI personnel identified themselves as police with an arrest warrant but Mr. Al-Sadoon refused to open the door,” the ICE statement said. “Having observed Mr. Al-Sadoon inside the residence and knowing he was subject to arrest, agents forced entry.”
“Mr. Al-Sadoon initially refused to surrender and used his minor children and wife as a shield,” it continued. “Agents arrested Mr. Al-Sadoon and he is currently in federal custody pending the outcome of the criminal charges.”
Al-Sadoon has a lengthy criminal history in the United States. He first received his deportation orders in 2015 while he was serving time for breaking and entering.
They are fighting to keep Al-Sadoon from being deported. His lawyer has even compared his deportation to the death penalty.
Al-Sadoon will spend time in federal lock-up while awaiting a bond hearing. It appears he will remain in the U.S. for a little longer.