With few changes in the case of detained community members at-risk of deportation, the Chaldean Community Foundation has once again teamed up with retired Senator Carl Levin and the Honigman Law Firm in an effort to obtain information from Homeland Security. The foundation is hoping to obtain a copy of the agreement that was made between the United States and Iraq. The letter requesting the information is attached below.
In addition, letters have been sent out to Senators Corker and Cardin, Chairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, seeking assistance to obtain the aforementioned agreement. Both letters sent to Senators Corker and Cardin are attached below.
Also below is the full message from Chaldean Community Foundation President, Martin Manna:
The Chaldean Community Foundation has again retained retired Senator Carl Levin and the Honigman Law Firm to aid community members currently detained and at-risk of deportation. The firm has sent a request for information to Homeland Security, seeking a copy of the agreement between Iraq and the United States. Letters have also been sent to Senators Corker and Cardin, Chairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, seeking assistance in getting a copy of the agreement and stopping the deportations (letters attached). If Levin is unsuccessful in getting the agreement, he will be filing a suit on behalf of the Chaldean Community Foundation, requesting the documents be provided. This will be separate from the pending litigation being handled by the ACLU. The letters also provide convincing evidence of the ongoing persecution many are facing in Iraq.
Additionally, I plan on traveling to Washington DC soon, to meet with Members of the National Security Council. We should also hear soon from Governor Snyder regarding those being considered for a pardon."