20-year-long legal ‘nightmare’ ends for 2 immigrants

As this story points out this case is an important test of immigrants rights.

20-year-long legal ‘nightmare’ ends for 2 immigrants -Full Story and points on the immigration debate
By Laura Parker, USA TODAY
Khader Hamide, a Palestinian immigrant and coffee wholesaler in Southern California, says he never could have won his 20-year fight against deportation if he had remained incarcerated.

“They wanted to keep us in jail until the case was over,” says Hamide, who was cleared this week of supporting terrorists. “If I was going to be in jail for all those years, I would have chosen deportation.”

Now 53, Hamide, who has lived in the USA since he was 17, will be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship in three years.

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