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Remains of deported Hazel Park resident Jimmy Aldaoud being sent to Michigan

DETROIT - Following the death of Jimmy Aldaoud, an Iraqi national who was deported to Iraq and died of a diabetic crisis as a result of his deportation, Congressman Andy Levin Friday announced that Aldaoud’s remains will be returned to the United States. Aldaoud, 41, was born in Greece and came to the United States when he was an infant. He was found dead in Baghdad on...

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Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him

A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man’s family. The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S., but was swept up in President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement efforts. Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney who described himself as close to...

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Chaldean Community Foundation acquires The Chaldean News

The Chaldean Community Foundation has acquired The Chaldean News for an undisclosed amount. Founded 15 years ago, the monthly newspaper has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It was previously owned by several different shareholders, including Michael Sarafa, managing partner of Birmingham private equity firm Vision Growth; and...

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Mentoring academy offers ‘Vision’ to students experiencing difficulties

Stevenson High School offers the new Vision Empowerment Academy as a way to get students to see their future business options and plans in a different light. The Bloomfield Hills-based Wireless Vision — which describes itself as T-Mobile’s biggest independent retail partner — and the Chaldean Community Foundation are partners in the project. Click here to read more

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