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Ohio Immigrant Activist Amer Othman Adi on Hunger Strike After ICE Arrest

HeadlineJan 18, 2018
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In Youngstown, Ohio, a Palestinian-American immigrants’ rights activist is on hunger strike, after he was detained by ICE and told he would be deported. Amer Othman Adi was arrested Tuesday at an ICE check-in, even though the agency granted him a last-minute stay 10 days prior, when Congressmember Tim Ryan intervened on his behalf. Adi’s case centers around a dispute about the validity of his first marriage to an American citizen in 1979. Since Palestinians remain stateless, Adi faces possible deportation to Jordan. He’s a longtime activist who has successfully fought deportations for some two decades.

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