ICE didn’t waste anytime in deporting Syed Ahmed Jamal.
Jamal, a Kansas chemistry teacher, who is fighting efforts to deport him to Bangladesh, was whisked into a plane Monday (Feb. 11) as soon as the temporary stay against his deportation ended and before an appeal could be granted. He didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to his wife and three children.
His attorneys immediately filed an appeal but it took a few hours to get a judge to agree to another stay. By then, he was in the air on his way to Bangladesh when the appeal was granted. He was taken off the plane and placed in detention in Honolulu where the plane had stopped to refuel.