Help for Kansas man facing deportation

February 14, 2018 - 10:49 am

A Kansas congresswoman has introduced legislation that would help a father who is fighting efforts by the U.S. to deport him to Bangladesh. The bill that Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins introduced Tuesday would provide for the "relief" of 55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal. U.S. immigration officials put Jamal on a plane bound for his native country Monday before an immigration panel granted a temporary stay in the case. He was taken off the flight when it stopped to refuel in Honolulu. Jamal's lawyer said in a Facebook post that government attorneys have indicated they are coordinating efforts to bring Jamal to the Kansas City area. Jamal has lived in Kansas for 30 years and has worked as a professor and researcher at Kansas City-area colleges. 

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