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Hearing could postpone deportation of Iraqi immigrants living in Metro Detroit

DETROIT – A hearing on Thursday could change an order to deport more than 100 Iraqi nationals living in Metro Detroit.

When the immigrants were first rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the big issue was whether the federal judge hearing arguments had jurisdiction to make decisions.

Read More: Dozens detained by ICE agents in Detroit

The judge has ruled that he has jurisdiction after hearing arguments and looking at Supreme Court rulings.

Thursday will include a hearing on a preliminary injunction. The lawyers involved are asking for individual cases for every person set to be deported and want the deportation date to be extended to allow each case to be heard.

Currently, July 24 is the deportation date.

View the court documents below.

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