US district judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision effectively means no Iraqi nationals can be deported from the US for several months.
Judge Mark Goldsmith said he had the power to order the government to keep Iraqis in the county while their deportation cases under review by the courts.
The ACLU which sought the extension argued that those arrested in immigration enforcement operations face persecution, torture or death if deported to Iraq.
Trump signalled in January that he planned to dramatically widen the net of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation, but his administration has not publicised its efforts to reopen immigration cases.
Under the Trump administration, nearly half a million unauthorized Indians are considered “priorities” for deportation.
Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism, the bigotry seems just a repeated tradition.
The government should give serious thought to changing the misleading nomenclature of the Overseas Citizenship of India card holders.