Immigration and Customs Enforcement Reports Removing 39 Citizens of Somalia From the U.S.
Updated: Oct 4
ICE reported that, “Nearly all had dangerous criminal histories” including murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, rape, solicitation of a minor and sexual assault on a minor.
Within the last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported 39 detainees to Somalia.
ICE reported that, “Nearly all had dangerous criminal histories, including murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, rape, solicitation of a minor, sexual assault on a minor, fleeing a peace officer, indecent exposure, drug trafficking, and DWI”. Among those detainees was 31-year-old Mahdi Mohammed Hashi, who previously served as a member of al-Shabaab in Somalia and was convicted of providing aid to a terror organization in 2016.
ICE also reported, “Mahdi Mohammed Hashi, 31, a citizen of Somalia, was removed by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Chicago Field Office via an ICE Air Operations charter flight without incident.” ICE officers transferred custody of Hashi to local authorities in Somalia.
According to ICE.gov, Hashi served as a member of al-Shabaab from April 2008 to August 2012 and was extradited to the United States to face federal prosecution. Hashi plead guilty to providing material support to al-Shabaab and was sentenced to prison on January 29, 2016. After his release, Hashi entered ICE custody April 6, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
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