Paterson imam’s deportation status to remain unresolved until at least March

Faced with another delay in deportation proceedings, an attorney for Imam Mohammad Qatanani of the Islamic Center of Passaic County blamed federal agencies this week for allowing the imam’s case to “languish” by withholding documents.

Imam Mohammad Qatanani

The popular imam has been fighting deportation for more than seven years but hasn’t been able to conclude his case because federal agencies haven’t abided by a Freedom of Information request for documents that could have bearing on his case, said attorney Claudia Slovinsky. On Monday, a court ordered that a Sept. 12 hearing be postponed until March 10.

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Source: North Jersey Passaic

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