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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 09:42 PM

Judge orders US to return illegally deported gay asylum seeker before he's killed

A court has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to allow the return of Oumar Yaide, a gay asylum seeker deported from San Fransisco back to Chad before his asylum case could be reheard.

The U.S. Government must work with Yaide’s lawyers to “formulate a mutually agreeable plan” that ensures Yaide can return as soon as possible.

Yaide arrived in the United States in 2009 seeking political asylum from his native country due to being a member of the Gorane, a Chadian ethnic group which he claims is “a disfavored group.” The application was denied in 2014, and the final appeal was also denied in 2018.

Upon his detainment for deportation, however, Yaide requested to have his case reopened due to homosexuality becoming criminalized by Chad in 2016. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents ignored his pending review and deported him. ICE agents took him from a California prison and flew him in handcuffs from Sacramento to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before his attorneys were informed.

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JudyM Jan 2020 #1

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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 10:00 PM

1. WTH?!

Hard to fathom. And the cost of accompanying him back on a flight?! He wasn’t a criminal in the US. ICE needs to be deported!

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