9 Aug 2019

US immigration policy under fire over death of man deported to Iraq

International Editor

A 41-year-old man who was deported from the United States to Iraq – a place he’d never set foot in his life – has died in Baghdad, unable to get the insulin he needed to stay alive.

Human rights activists say Jimmy Aldaoud – a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church – should never have been sent to a country where he could have faced religious persecution. They describe his case as a “total failure” of America’s immigration system under President Trump.