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 Tuesday, Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney in Michigan and a family friend of Aldaoud’s, told NBC News.  Aldaoud lived in Hazel Park and struggled with mental health issues and diabetes.

The Chaldean Community Foundation has agreed to cover the costs associated with repatriating Aldaoud’s body.

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