September 11, 2018 01:54 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An Iraqi man who allegedly hid his past as a member of an elite Iraqi military force is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to release him after 16 months in immigration custody.
Attorneys for 34-year-old Farass Adnan Ali are challenging what they call his "unreasonable, prolonged" pre-deportation detention. Ali, of Rochester, has been held since his May 2017 arrest.
Immigration authorities say that Ali concealed his service in the Saddam Hussein regime's elite Republican Guard.
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