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Leahy, Sanders, Welch Reaction To Mamadou Bah

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Location: Washington, DC

Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch wrote a letter to ICE on September 5th requesting that they take no further action to deport Mamadou Bah, pending the results of his motions in Immigration Court and his application to USCIS for a green card based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. ICE denied the request on September 13th.

"We are appalled that the Trump Administration is pursuing an unbridled effort to deport contributing members of our community with no room for compassion or moderation. We wrote a letter to ICE in September requesting that they take no further action to deport Mamadou Bah, pending the results of his motions in Immigration Court and his application to USCIS for a green card based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. ICE denied this request. Prior administrations focused our limited immigration enforcement resources on removing criminals and those who pose a public safety risk. This administration foolishly considers almost all undocumented immigrants a priority for removal, which results in cases where people are ripped from their US citizen spouses and children, leaving broken families in their wake. We are heartbroken for Mamadou, his wife and their children."


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