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Immigration: Customs Enforcement

immigration: The Portland, Maine, resident was released from the Strafford County Jail on Thursday, according to Toronto Star. An unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer reviews forms in April 2017 in Laguna Niguel, California. The New Hampshire ACLU contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein. A federal judge recently freed a 45-year-old Somali immigrant who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in March and held in a New Hampshire jail for nine months. Twain Braden, one of his lawyers, said a similar case is currently being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Allen J. Schaben / TNS The ACLU says Hussein entered the country lawfully in 1996 as a Somali refugee.ICE detained him in March because he was convicted in 2002 and sentenced to probation for possessing khat, a mild stimulant grown in East Africa that is illegal in the U.S. The ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project in New Hampshire brought the action that led to Hussein being reunited with his family. ( As reported in the news.