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Michigan funeral service held for deported Iraqi national

September 6, 2019

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A private funeral service has been held in suburban Detroit for a 41-year-old Iraqi man who died in Baghdad after being deported from the U.S. for committing crimes.

The Detroit News reports that Jimmy Aldaoud was buried Friday at the gravesite of his parents at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Southfield.

Aldaoud came to the U.S. as an infant and lived in the Detroit area. He was deported in June. His body was returned to Michigan late last month.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Andy Levin, of Michigan, has said that Aldaoud had diabetes as well as schizophrenia and other mental health issues. He spoke no Arabic and had no family in Iraq when he was deported. He was among hundreds of Iraqi nationals who were arrested to enforce deportation orders.

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