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Customs Enforcement: Police Officer and Merced County

customs enforcement: Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Thursday that 64-year-old Kadhim Al-bumohammed kah-DHEEM al-boo-MOH-HAH-med was convicted in San Diego, California, in 1996 of a assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest in 1994, according to Metro News. The agency says Al-bumohammed also was convicted of domestic violence in Merced County, California, in 1997. Federal immigration authorities say an Iraqi Muslim man who is seeking sanctuary at an Albuquerque church is an ICE fugitive who was once convicted of assaulting a police officer. ICE says that domestic violence made him eligible for removal under U.S. law. She says there is no evidence that Al-bumohammed assaulted an officer and that case was one of mistaken identity. 10 15 a.m. Rebecca Kitson, a lawyer for Al-bumohammed, says the Albuquerque resident decided to skip his immigration hearing Thursday where he was expected to be detained. ( As reported in the news.