Iraqi Refugee Used Kids as Human Shield Against ICE

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.

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